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How Soon After Taking Antibiotics For Pinkeye Can I Wear Contacts Again
2-3 weeks: Usually pink eye or viral conjunctivitis is a self limited infection that clears up in 2-3 weeks. Most medications are supportive and are used during the period of a few weeks. It is considered most infections for the first week. Only resume contacts once the pink eye has cleared and the eye is back to normal. Also use a new set of contacts and a new case. ...Read more
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
Today is my last day using my antibiotic eye drops for my pink eye, but my eye is still swollen and pinkish... What can I do? I been using a prescribe antibiotic eye drop. And i been taking antibiotics orally. I tried using a hot compress to reduce swelli
Cold : Cold compresses are a better choice at this point. Sometimes after pink eye, the eyes can remain irritated and red for a few weeks! you can use over the counter artificial tear drops, and you may want to consider a return visit to your eye doctor. Often a short course of steroid or non-steroid anti-inflammatory eye drops will help at this stage. Of course, if there is still a lot of discharge, pain or any decreased vision, then your matter is more urgent. These may signal worse problems and you should see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm allergic to penicillin i have strep throat and pink eye I hate taking antibiotics how long will I suffer?
Depends: Since you seem to be self diagnosed, several possibilities, Most sore throats, including strep, will feel better in a few days without treatment. If strep, untreated disease will stimulate your immune system, and you have about 1/200 chance of developing heart,brain or kidney problems that could disable you for a lifetime. It happens in the third world. Make your own choice and accept the risk ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on antibiotics for pink eye. This is my fifth day, is it safe to put in a new pair of contacts? My glasses are not strong enough to drive
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