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How long does pink eye germs last on stuffed animals

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the germs: Pink eye can be caused by a variety of germs, including various viruses and bacteria. If your kiddo has pink eye and likes to snuggle stuffed animals, ... Read More
Dr. David Sachs
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Up to a week: Pink eye is typically caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. The virus is extremely difficult to kill and can last on objects for as lo ... Read More

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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubt it: Never heard of that one, but theoretically, its possible the virus is hanging out on the animals, as well as all the furniture in the house. Forget it ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Virus: There are a number of viruses that can cause pink eye. Adenovirus is the most common one. Less commonly, conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Adenovirus: Almost all pink eye (conjunctivitis) in adults is due to a virus of the adenovirus family.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of ba ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
3-5 days: Non bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly gets better without meds and local treatment with compresses and avoiding triggers. 3-5 days on average.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
29 years experience Ophthalmology
A week: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
24 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may con ... Read More

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