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can I go to work if I have pink eye

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: Most are viral ; very contagious. I would recommend you discuss this with your treating physician.

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
10 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Pink eye is contagious, thus if a person is still having discharge from the eye it is best to stay at home if you can. Many places, such as daycare f ... Read More
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Better not.: It is highly contagious. See your eye doctor to check on the health of the eye and he/she can write a letter to excuse you from work.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Conjunctivitis: Nope. This is a highly contagious infection and your co-workers would most likely appreciate you not passing it along.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
38 years experience Pediatrics
No: Wait 24 hours after treatment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Best not to: This could be a viral infection and they can transmit it to kids easily.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Crusty eye: If it is one eye, yes it is probably pink eye and you need to see a doctor and it is contagious.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Its usually very contagious and would be irresponsible to spread to others.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Usually : Please check with your employer. If you have redness or discharge,,stay home. Finish the course as prescribed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Time and meds: Time is needed for the sx of pink eye to resolve. Although pink eye can be a viral process, it's often tx'd with antibiotic eye drops & you'd generall ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Contagious pink eye!: Pink eye is usually very contagious, so you should avoid any contact with other people until your eyes are less inflamed and there is no drainage.
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