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Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Not likely: Conjunctivitis means inflammation of the outer skin layer on the white of the eye. It can be caused by allergy, infection or other conditions. The best way to treat conjunctivitis is to determine its cause. An eye doctor can differentiate between the different causes and start a treatment plan. But it will not guarantee a quick resolution to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Is it possible to completely get rid of conjunctivitis?

Is it possible to completely get rid of conjunctivitis?

Yes: In most cases of conjunctivitis, it is completely gone in a week or two. If it lasts beyond this, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

Not possible: True conjunctivitis is a viral infection which typically lasts 3-10 days depending upon the strain. There is no one day treatment or cure. (Remember Costas, the TV sports announcer got this condition while covering the olympics and had to go off the air - with all his money and connections, he had to wait it out). An ophthalmologist can tell you if it is this or something else. ...Read more

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Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

Rarely: Only a very specific (and serious) form of conjunctivitis is treated with penicillin (gonococcal). Most pink eye is viral and does not require or respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after I get rid of conjunctivitis can I use makeup?

Immediately!: Assuming that your conjunctivitis has cleared, then you don't have to worry anymore about spreading infection from one eye to the other. But how do you know when the infection is really gone? There's no hard & fast rule but realistically, i'd suggest waiting a few days after all the redness is gone and there's no more gunky stuff pouring out of your eyes or causing your lids to stick together. ...Read more

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How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time: Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

Depends: May be the original infection never cleared. Could be a sign of some other underlying disease. May be due to an anatomic problem such as the lid needs to be fixed. Might be due to an immune system issue. May not even be conjunctivitis since it could be a harbinger of something else, such as a mass. Must have it checked out. ...Read more

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