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Can Bacterial Conjunctivitis Heal Without Antibiotics?

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I think I have bacterial conjunctivitis due to the crusty yellow/white sometimes clear discharge I get every morning I woke up or everytime I close my eyes for awhile. I was wondering if it'll heal by itself over time without the use of antibiotics? All I've been doing is washing them with eye wash twice a day.
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replied October 11th, 2007
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Re: Can Bacterial Conjunctivitis Heal Without Antibiotics?
todamax15 wrote:
I think I have bacterial conjunctivitis due to the crusty yellow/white sometimes clear discharge I get every morning I woke up or everytime I close my eyes for awhile. I was wondering if it'll heal by itself over time without the use of antibiotics? All I've been doing is washing them with eye wash twice a day.


You need to go to the doctor. Pink eye is contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics because it is bacterial.

Actually, I think there is OTC treatments for pink eye. It needs to be specifically for pink eye though.

Now that I read back, you said you have been washing your eyes and they are still infected, so back to my original advice... see a doctor.
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