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How long does pink eye usually last?

How long does pink eye usually last?

3-5 days: Non bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly gets better without meds and local treatment with compresses and avoiding triggers. 3-5 days on average. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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For how long does pink eye usually last with/without antibiotics?

For how long does pink eye usually last with/without antibiotics?

PInk eye: Lasts about a week if you treat it with antibiotics and about 7 days if you don't treat it. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye last with treatment?

How long does pink eye last with treatment?

3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time in which it is a member. Treatment has no actual effect; most with this condition are given anti-bacterials as there is no specific anti-viral for these viruses, so treatment makes no difference. ...Read more

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How long would pink eye last?

How long would pink eye last?

Up to 7-10 dyays: Most uncomplicated "pink eye" is self limiting. Persistence mandates evaluation and focused treatment. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may continue 7-10 days with gradual improvement. After using eyedrops for 24 hours, and if pus is minimal, children can return to day care or school. ...Read more

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How long does cellulitis usually last?

How long does cellulitis usually last?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How long does spotting usually last?

How long does spotting usually last?

Spotting: Variable as it can be from birth control pills/devices/ shots, variation, from impending miscarriage ,ectopic. Follow up with doc ...Read more

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How long does a black eye last?

How long does a black eye last?

Depends: This will depend on the nautre of the injury, the amount of blood leaked out into the tissue and continuing to leak out, the initial treatment and continuing treatment, whether you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners like "plavix" or "coumadin" and you own ability to clot and remove clot. A simple "black eye" may last 7-10 days. More severe could last a month or more. ...Read more

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How long does jaundice usually last?

How long does jaundice usually last?

A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure. ...Read more

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How long does an eye strain usually last?

How long does an eye strain usually last?

Depends on the cause: Eye strain caused by the need for glasses will not go away until your eyes are properly corrected. The actual strain can last for minutes to hours after you stop straining your eyes. If you have a persistent discomfort no matter what you do, you should have an examination by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA usually last?

How long does MRSA usually last?

90 days or 3 months: It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA can live up to 90 days or 3 months. A host can be colonized with MRSA indefinitely and not even be aware, therefore being a constant source of contamination. ...Read more

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How long could eye dilation usually last for?

How long could eye dilation usually last for?

Few hours - few days: It depends on the type of drop used to dilate the pupil, the concentration of the eye drop and the color of the eye. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye remain contagious?

Until the eye clears: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for pink eye, but many cases are viral which is not affected by antibiotics. Therefore, it is best to wait until the eye discharge has resolved before sending a child back to school. Adults can return to work within a few days. Hand hygiene is always important as many cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) are transmitted by hand contact. ...Read more

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How long does labyrinthitis usually last?

How long does labyrinthitis usually last?

1-4 weeks: Anywhere from 1-4 weeks. Sometimes residual dysequilibrium for several months. Neurosensory hearing loss is almost always permanent. ...Read more

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How long does folliculitis usually last?

How long does folliculitis usually last?

Generally: it needs antibiotics to get rid of it otherwise it can become a cellulitis and spreading infection. ...Read more

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How long does rotavirus usually last?

How long does rotavirus usually last?

3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Children may have only diarrhea or vomiting at first, but with progression become sufficiently ill to require hospitalization. Other symptoms may develop as the disease evolves; about 10% of children have only fever and vomiting upon admission. ...Read more

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How long does gingivostomatitis usually last?

How long does gingivostomatitis usually last?

10 to 14 days: It is a herpetic viral infection. They take 10 to 14 days to run their course. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

Depends on the cause: But given the fact that the majority of all gastroenteritis cases are caused by viruses, in someone with a healthy immune system, viral gastroenteritis usually lasts somewhere between 4-10 days. Bacterial and toxin-mediated illness can be longer or shorter, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more