Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (cont.)
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How long does pink eye last?
A typical viral conjunctivitis begins in one eye and spreads to the other eye within a week. It usually takes approximately 5 to 10 days to resolve. Bacterial conjunctivitis usually requires treatment with antibiotics. The time it takes to resolve varies depending on the organism. Allergic conjunctivitis typically lasts throughout the allergy season but can be managed with allergy medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
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