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How Long Does It Take For Conjunctivitis To Clear Up
Usually: A week or so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on cause!: Conjuctivitis can be allergy related, infectious (viral or chlamydial), or autoimmune (associated with a number of types of arthritis), such as spondylitis. The allergic one can be treated with histamine blockers and singulair (montelukast). Viral goes away in short order. Doxycyline or zithromax for chlamydia. The arthritis will last the longest and requires treatment of the underlying disease. ...Read more
If you are exposed to someone with symptoms of conjunctivitis, how long does it take to show up in you?
Within a few daqys.: Both viral and chlamydial conjuctivitis appear in 3-4 days. ...Read more
Dear doctor, How long does conjunctivitis take to heal with MOXIFLOXACIN drops and chloramphenicol ointment.?
Cause: Depends on the cause. Usually 3-5 days. But can be as soon as minutes depending on the cause. ...Read more
Depends...: A week or 2.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If viral, a week or 2. If bacterial, probably a few days. ...Read more
Change course: Long term steroid use without a benefit needs to be seriously re examined. Multiple causes of red eye are possible and a different diagnosis needs to be considered ...Read more
Allergic vs Infectio: Conjunctivitis could be due to allergic reaction or due to infectious causes that may include virus or bacteria most often and less often due to other causes such as fungal or parasitic. Depending on the cause, you may be able to use cosmetics as long as they are not the culprit of your conjunctivitis. Generally, few days after the resolution of infectious conjunctivitis. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take (collyre visquex fucithalmic due to conjunctivitis) if I have taken marijuanna less then 10 times in my life?
If you are not using marijuana now, there is no reason you cannot use a prescribed medication from your doctor. Be sure you are always honest with your doctor about all of your recreational drug usage -- even if they don"t ask, you should offer the info. We are trained to ask everyone all of the time, and then we forget, or think it's embarassing, or think we can guess by looking.
Gl and be well. ...Read more
About a week: That's the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long is conjunctivitis contagious for on clothing and can it be transferred from garment to garment?
Conjunctivitis: Depends on cause. Both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious and spread by direct contact with infected eye secretions, or contact with objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with these eye secretions. If allergic, no worry. Thorough washing of these inanimate objects should resolve the issue. Some bacteria may remain on material for days to weeks. ...Read more
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