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can you get pink eye more than once

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs.

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. S ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pink eye is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can remain infective on surfaces for hours. If you to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will li ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Not typically: Unless you are allergic to cucumbers, this should not cause an infection.
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Direct contact with eye secretions.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Poorly chlorinated hot tubs and pools can harbor bacteria that can cause infections.
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Closeness YES: The closeness of someone can cause pinkeye. Certain viruses such as adenovirus are airborne droplets. In close contact with someone who has this virus ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Pinkeye is a lay term for any condition where the soft membranes of the inner eyelids or eye surface is irritated/inflamed. It can be triggered by inf ... Read More

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