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How long is pink eye contagious after starting antibiotic?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Viral or bacterial?
If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops.
If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms.

In brief: Viral or bacterial?
If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops.
If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: During symptoms
Because pink eye is usually viral and not bacterial antibiotics actually will do nothing to help with the pink eye.
For that reason you are contagious the entire time you are symptomatic regardless of if you are taking antibiotics or not.

In brief: During symptoms
Because pink eye is usually viral and not bacterial antibiotics actually will do nothing to help with the pink eye.
For that reason you are contagious the entire time you are symptomatic regardless of if you are taking antibiotics or not.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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