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How long does a pinkeye remain contagious after treatment?
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Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Usually 48 hours
The most critical time is the first 48 hours after treatment, but the answer can vary based on continued symptoms or discharge.
Use precautions until all symptoms are resolved. Remember to avoid contact lens use during this period also.

In brief: Usually 48 hours
The most critical time is the first 48 hours after treatment, but the answer can vary based on continued symptoms or discharge.
Use precautions until all symptoms are resolved. Remember to avoid contact lens use during this period also.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Dr. Michael Kermani
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Dr. Kate Tulenko
Pediatrics
In brief: Until eye is clear
Antibiotics are usually prescribed for pink eye, but many cases are viral which is not affected by antibiotics.
Therefore, it is best to wait until the eye discharge has resolved before sending a child back to school. Adults can return to work within a few days. Hand hygiene is always important.

In brief: Until eye is clear
Antibiotics are usually prescribed for pink eye, but many cases are viral which is not affected by antibiotics.
Therefore, it is best to wait until the eye discharge has resolved before sending a child back to school. Adults can return to work within a few days. Hand hygiene is always important.
Dr. Kate Tulenko
Dr. Kate Tulenko
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