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can I go to work if I have pink eye

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
9 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Wait 24 hours after treatment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Red eye contagion: This depends upon the cause. If it is a hemorrhage (bright red, little effect on the vision, almost no discomfort) then there is not problem. If it ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Eye redness caused by pink eye should be completely resolved before you return to work. Otherwise, you may transmit the infection to your co-workers. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: I hope you enjoyed halloween and did not spread your pink eye. Either the pink eye went away or saw your doctor for antibiotic eye drops. Please see y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
You should not: return to/go to school until you have been on antibiotic eye drops (by prescription) for at least 24 hours and any discharge present is gone. There is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Conjunctivitis: Most pink eye is due to viruses on which antibiotics usually not work. This resolves in 3-4 days, however some pink eye symptoms may be due to allerg ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Dry eyes: Can have many causes. If OTC eye drops don't help in 2 days, let alone 2months, continued usage will not suddenly begin to help, and may actually do ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pink Eye: Pink eye is extremely contagious. Most employers would not want you at work until you are improving.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Your choice : Most pcp's or urgent care centers can assess and treat pinkeye.Occasionally i will find a troublesome case and send it on to see an ophthalmologist. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If you have classic adult pink eye, which is viral, then you most likely have one of the viruses lasting 3-10 days with complete resolution. If you h ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Warm compress; relea: I suggest a conference on HealthTap Prime to help figure it out. The first step for a stye is to place a warm compress (a towel soaked in water & ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Blurry vision is not a good sign. Get checked out.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Compresses, massage: You can try warm compresses every hour while you are awake along with tear duct massage 4 times a day. To massage your tear duct, place your clean pin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Presbyopia: The eye test is usually just administered for distance vision, so you should be OK. If you are nearsighted, you could take one of your lenses out and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Once : Once your symptoms are completely resolved and your therapy to treat the condition is done than you should be ok to go back to wearing contact lenses.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Corneal swelling.: You likely are experiencing some swelling in your cornea, the clear front portion of your eye, from exposure to the chlorine and salts in the pool wat ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs evaluation: A bloody eye comes from trauma or internal inflammation. When the sight is affected and the eye becomes light sensitive, this is a clue to more serio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Milia: Milia are harmless. Using a complexion brush may help to reduce the milia

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