How do you get rid of conjunctivitis?
There are different treatments for conjunctivitis, depending on the type.
For example, viral conjunctivitis cannot be treated with antibiotic eye drops as it is not a bacterial infection. Instead, it is best to treat viral conjunctivitis with artificial tears and pain killers.
Viral conjunctivitis will disappear once the body has fought off the germs. In rare cases of severe viral conjunctivitis, the cornea may get affected. Your doctor may prescribe steroid eye drops.
For those suffering from bacterial conjunctivitis, the doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotic drops for one or two weeks.
Anti-allergy medications such as antihistamines can treat allergic conjunctivitis. Symptoms usually disappear within a few days or weeks, depending on the severity of the outbreak.
You should avoid wearing contact lenses while you have conjunctivitis.