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How Long Is Pink Eye Contagious After Antibiotics Started
Viral or bacterial?: If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops. If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It Depends: If the pink eye is caused by bacteria and the drops have effective antibiotics, then it is thought 24-48 hrs eliminates the contagion. Since the drops are ineffective for viral pink eye, as long as the eye is red, the infection is probably contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week: Thats the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge: You are contagious as long as you have any discharge, even with antibiotic ointment or drops. Don't touch or rub your eyes. Use a tissue to clear away any discharge, throw the tissue away, and wash your hands. When you wash your face and eyes, use a white hand towel to dry then bleach the towel. Change and wash your pillow cases daily. Sanitize your door knobs and purse to help prevent reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchitis: This condition is very rarely bacterial. It is overwhelmingly of viral etiology or due to inhalation of toxic materials. When acute bronchitis is bacterial it is usually due to bordetella pertussis (whooping cough). Without knowing what you have, impossible to predict communicability, but antibiotics not likely to be effective. If this is chronic bronchitis, different subject. ...Read more
PInk eye: Lasts about a week if you treat it with antibiotics and about 7 days if you don't treat it. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
How long will my eye remain red after starting eyedrops for pink eye? Started drops 2 days ago and my eye still is quite red.
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How long will I have blurry vision after pink eye is gone? I never had blurry vision until after the pink eye infection was gone.
Now that 2 year old is taking antibiotics for her pink eye will it still get crusty. If so for how long after taking the antibiotics will it clear?
Eye drops or oral?: Dropperfuls of antibiotic.This can be very different. Usually if eye drops, it will help clear the pink eye quickly, and you will see some crust and need to wash it off. Keep your baby's towels completely separate from the rest of the family, or it can spread to you & others.The crustiness will start clearing fairly quickly especially over the next 24-72 hours, you'll continue to see improvement. ...Read more
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