Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (cont.)
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What is the treatment for pink eye?
In most cases of viral conjunctivitis, no medication is needed as it resolves on its own within 2 weeks. Medication may be prescribed if the virus affects the cornea (as in the case of herpesvirus, for example) or if there is concern that the infection is bacterial. Allergic conjunctivitis responds to antihistamine and/or anti-inflammatory medications. Certain inflammatory eye conditions are treated with steroids. In each case, the treatment is tailored to the suspected cause.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/11/2015
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