What Should You Do If You Have Conjunctivitis?

Q:
What should you do if you have conjunctivitis?

A:
In most cases, 65% of conjunctivitis can be resolved without treatment within two to five days. The prescription of antibiotics is not necessary for bacteria or viral conjunctivitis. They usually heal themselves within a week or two to three weeks depending on your condition.

If what you are having is allergic conjunctivitis, artificial tears sometimes relieve discomfort in mild cases. For more severe conditions, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and antihistamines may be prescribed. Persistent allergic conjunctivitis may also require topical steroid drops.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.