Antibiotics are not usually necessary for pink eye.Pink eye can be caused by a virus, an allergy, or bacteria.Pink eye is usually caused by a virus. Viral pink eye usually goes away on its own in a week or so. Antibiotics do not kill viruses.Pink eye can also be an allergic reaction to something like pollen, dust mites, pets, contact lenses, or cosmetics. This kind of pink eye gets better when you avoid the things that are causing the allergy. Antibiotics don't help allergies.A third type of pink eye is caused by bacteria. This can be helped by an antibiotic. However, mild bacterial pink eye almost always goes away within ten days without medication. However, if your symptoms are severe. Your immune system is weak. This might happen if you have another illness and your infection does not get better in a week without treatment, you might need antibiotic eye drops and ointments for bacterial pink eye. Hope this helpful.
Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotics, which kill bacteria. The antibiotics are usually taken as eye drops or ointments, the infection should improve within a week, and begin to improve within a few days. But Viral conjunctivitis cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses; they are used to fight bacterial infections.so it depends on which kind of conjunctivitis do you suffer.
There are three major types of conjunctivitis, but only one of them that bacterial conjunctivitis can be successfully treated with antibiotics.Bacterial conjunctivitis is a highly contagious form of pink eye caused by bacterial infections, this type of conjunctivitis usually causes a red eye with a lot of pus. Treatment with antibiotics, prescribed by your doctor, often leads to rapid recovery from this type of pink eye.