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Are cold symptoms associated with pink eye? how does

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are cold symptoms associated with pink eye? how long does bacterial pink eye continue to cause redness and watering?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

upper respiratory tract infection symptoms can often occur at the same time as a bout of bacterial conjunctivitis. Redness and watering typically persists for about 2, sometimes 3 weeks after the onset of symptoms. Typically bacterial conjunctivitis is treated for a course of 7-14 days using eye drops. Regards

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