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How many days it take for conjunctivitis to reduce?

i am having conjunctivitis from 5 days i am taking eye drops still it is not reducing how many days will it take to reduce conjunctivitis
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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There is always a need of reassessment in case of delayed response.There is always a possibility of a mistake in the diagnosis,or some complications developing and they have to be treated accordingly
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Dr.Mihir Shah's  Response

Depends on whether it is bacterial or viral.Bacterial conjunctivitis will go off in 2 days with appropriate antibiotic treatment.Viral conjunctivitis may take upto two weeks.

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it will take two weeks for conjunctivitis to resolve if you are using only drops. so use tablets also the conjunctivitis will get cleared fast
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darsh's  Response
Conjunctivits usually settles with in one week, so continue the medications. See your doctor if not getting better
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Conjunctivitis goes off in 2 to 3 days, ofcourse it happened to me twice only. wash the eyes and put the drops and do not go out this was all told by my doctor earlier.

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