Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Depends on your doc. It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it.

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Having my baby in the 24 hours. Me and my 2 daughters all have bacterial conjunctivitis. Antibiots is taking time. Will baby be ok if she get it?

Prevention. Teach kids to wash their hands often with warm water and soap. They also should not share tissues, washcloths, towels, or pillowcases with other people. Wash your own hands thoroughly after touching an infected child's eyes, and throw away items after they've been used to clean eyes. Wash towels and other linens that the child has used in hot water. Read more...

Does bacterial conjunctivitis ever go away on its own?

Chlamydial Sx. Chlamydia does not go away on its own. Other less common bacterial conjuctivitis definitely needs rx. Read more...

Does bacterial conjunctivitis usually go away on its own?

It may... ... But bacterial conjunctivitis can cause significant problems on the eyelid and eye surface. If you truly have bacterial conjunctivits, it can be easily treated with medicated eye drops, so it is best to have your eye doctor evaluate you and start you on the appropriate regimen. Read more...
It can. If your immune system wins, but antibiotic eye drops will certainly reduce the course and symptoms much more quickly. Read more...

What is the difference between viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Source of infection. One is caused by any of a number or viruses, the other is caused by any of a number of bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis responds to antibiotics, viral does not. Bacterial conjunctivitis results in copious discharge, viral results in scant discharge. Read more...

Could bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

No. Bacterial conjunctivits cannot develop into allergic conjunctivits. However, both problems can exist simultaneously. It is possible to have the bacterial conjunctivitis resolve and the allergies continue. Also, if no culture was done of the stuff from your eye, it is possible that you never had a bacterial conjunctivits and that it was allergies all the time. Read more...