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are you allowed to go outside if you have pink eye

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Pink eye is due it infection of the eye. It can spread to othe people by close contact. Unless it irritates your eyes, you may go outside. Always use ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes : The important thing with pink eye is to not spread the infection. This is done by coming into close contact with another person.

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A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
15 years experience Ophthalmology
There : There are several different viruses that can cause pink eye. In general i would say a few days. Some viruses can likely live longer. The scientific ... Read More
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Virus : Virus can stay viable for a very long time. I recommend washing or cleaning the toys that your son played with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
14 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: If you truly have the "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis, then it can be very contagious. But not every red eye is "pink eye".
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pink eye: Pink eye will look red with push discharge. It is itchy usually.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no need to keep eyes closed during pinkeye.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Meyer
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Do not share pillows or towels.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No relationship between fatigue and pink eye.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
34 years experience Ophthalmology
10-14 days on avg.: 10-14 days on average and it's possible to reinfect yourself if you are not taking precautions. You should wash your hands frequently or use a hand sa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: Once the pink eye is fully treated (usually 3-5-7 days) the infection should be eradicated and so long as the hygeine is good there should be no probl ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Pink eye due to viral conjunctivitis may cause your eyes to feel irritated for 2 weeks. Computer use which can dry out your tear film can exacerbate t ... Read More

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