Will conjunctivitis go away on own?

In some cases, conjunctivitis can go away on its own without treatment. However, it is still important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, especially if the symptoms persist or worsen.

Viral conjunctivitis, which is a highly contagious form of pink eye, often goes away on its own within 7-14 days, with or without treatment.

Bacterial conjunctivitis, on the other hand, can persist or worsen without proper treatment, leading to complications and spreading to other people.

In the case of allergic conjunctivitis, symptoms can persist as long as the person is exposed to the allergen. Avoiding the allergen and taking appropriate treatment can help alleviate symptoms.

Therefore, it is best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment to ensure prompt and effective relief of symptoms, prevent potential complications, and avoid spreading the infection to others.