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how long does it take to get pink eye after being exposed?

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How long after you are exposed to you get pink eye?
I am being treated for bacterial pink eye with drops but I am trying to figure out if I have to throw out my make up. It has been 5 days since I have used it and I came down with pink eye last night. Please let me know, does it happen within a certain period of time or is it a long gestational period :(

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asked May 31, 2017 in Health by Greg

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My daughter just got over pink eye. It was going through the school.. This is what the info sheet they sent home said. Onset is 24 to 72 hours after exposure.
answered May 31, 2017 by Pamela
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How long after being exposed do pink eye symptoms appear?
answered May 31, 2017 by ShinsFortress
It depends on what virus (usually) or bacterium is the cause but usually the incubation period is just a day or so.
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How long after being exposed to pink eye do I get symptoms?
answered May 31, 2017 by Onlooker
Tyically 24-48 hours for bacterial conjunctivitis and up to a week for viral.
The incubation period for most forms of viral conjunctivitis is between 12 and 72 hours.
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How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear?
answered May 31, 2017 by James

The length of time depends on the cause.
Pink eye is a generic term for inflammation of the conjunctiva (white part of the eye). This inflammation can be from a number of causes, not all of them infectious. The majority of causes will heal without treatemnt in 2-3 weeks but it is generally prudent to see your eye doctor to ensure that no treatement is required.

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How long would it take until pink eye symptoms show up?
answered May 31, 2017 by Dew
A pink eye can be due to many things.
Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. It can take 12h-3d for sx to appear. The most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops.
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Pink eye - what are the symptoms and how long does it take for the symptoms to show up?
answered May 31, 2017 by Connor
Lots of reasons for "pink" eye or "red" eye.
Infections, both viral & bacterial, are common causes of conjunctivitis. Patients typically complain of an irritation, sometimes gritty, sometimes burning, often w/purulent discharge such that their lids are glued shut in the morning & crusted over. Visual acuity should not be affected. When exposed, one can develop symptoms in hours to days.

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