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What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Patience

Conjunctivitis is usually a viral infection of the lining of the eye and the redness and dilation are the bodies response to try and rid itself of the infection.
Even if there were a way to get rid of the redness, you would want the defensive responses to remain active. Have patience and your body will win the battle and the redness with recede.

In brief: Patience

Conjunctivitis is usually a viral infection of the lining of the eye and the redness and dilation are the bodies response to try and rid itself of the infection.
Even if there were a way to get rid of the redness, you would want the defensive responses to remain active. Have patience and your body will win the battle and the redness with recede.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Red eye

Temporary relief of eye redness can be achieved with naphcon-a, an over-the-counter drop.
Do not overuse this, since it can cause rebound redness. Viral conjunctivitis is usually self-limited, lasting from 1-4 weeks. Cold compresses may help keep the eye comfortable during this time.

In brief: Red eye

Temporary relief of eye redness can be achieved with naphcon-a, an over-the-counter drop.
Do not overuse this, since it can cause rebound redness. Viral conjunctivitis is usually self-limited, lasting from 1-4 weeks. Cold compresses may help keep the eye comfortable during this time.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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