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Can pink eye last a long time if i keep touching and itching my eyes?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

Pink eye is usually a self limited disease.
If your eye itch you have something other than pink eye.

In brief: No

Pink eye is usually a self limited disease.
If your eye itch you have something other than pink eye.
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes and no

Pink eye is caused by a virus that runs a typical course of a few weeks.
There is no cure for pink eye but time. Antibiotics do not work. Touching your eyes will transfer the infective virus to other people and surface where it can reinfect you and other people. Hand washing and using tissues (then immediately throwing them out) is essential.

In brief: Yes and no

Pink eye is caused by a virus that runs a typical course of a few weeks.
There is no cure for pink eye but time. Antibiotics do not work. Touching your eyes will transfer the infective virus to other people and surface where it can reinfect you and other people. Hand washing and using tissues (then immediately throwing them out) is essential.
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