Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
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
Must Read Articles Related to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis):
Pink Eye - Symptoms
How long did the symptoms of your pink eye last? Was there anything in particular that helped with pain/symptom relief?
Pink Eye - Causes
Do you know what caused your pink eye?
Pink Eye - Home Remedies
Did you use a home remedy to care for your pink eye? Did it work?
Pink Eye - Treatment
What treatment did you have for your pink eye?