Pink eye is often an Adenovirus infection, and the wrong treatment can make it more complicated. One office test is available to be assured it is not the most contagious form of pink eye that lasts 2 - 5 weeks, and we can perform that. When negative , you do not necessarily have to be kept home from work or school until it runs its untreatable natural course. The Pink Eye could still be another virus, an allergy, a bacteria, or something that will respond promptly to the correct medicine.
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