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I have eye drops for pink eye and it is not working. I am on antibiotics. How can I help it to go away?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time
Viral conjunctivitis clears with time.
Antibiotics only helps to prevent a secondary bacterial infection.

In brief: Time
Viral conjunctivitis clears with time.
Antibiotics only helps to prevent a secondary bacterial infection.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology
In brief: Give it time
In adults, more often than not, pink eye (conjunctivitis) is caused by a virus.
This virus is often the same virus that causes the common cold and thus letting it runs its course will often do the trick. Treating conservatively with artificial tears and cool/warm compresses helps as well. If it does not resolve after a few weeks, it could be something else and you should see your eye doctor.

In brief: Give it time
In adults, more often than not, pink eye (conjunctivitis) is caused by a virus.
This virus is often the same virus that causes the common cold and thus letting it runs its course will often do the trick. Treating conservatively with artificial tears and cool/warm compresses helps as well. If it does not resolve after a few weeks, it could be something else and you should see your eye doctor.
Dr. Jonathan Levin
Dr. Jonathan Levin
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
In brief: Conjunctivitis
Most pink eye is due to viruses on which antibiotics usually not work.
This resolves in 3-4 days, however some pink eye symptoms may be due to allergies for which other drops are needed. If this continues you would need an assessment.

In brief: Conjunctivitis
Most pink eye is due to viruses on which antibiotics usually not work.
This resolves in 3-4 days, however some pink eye symptoms may be due to allergies for which other drops are needed. If this continues you would need an assessment.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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