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if you have pink eye should you go to school

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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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: Is very contagious. You should definitely not go to school until it resolves.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience Ophthalmology
2-3 weeks: Usually pink eye or viral conjunctivitis is a self limited infection that clears up in 2-3 weeks. Most medications are supportive and are used during ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: Bacterial conjunctivitis can be appropriately treated with antibiotic eye drops or eye ointment. I usually recommend keeping the child home until he ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Viral conjunctivitis: Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is redness & swelling of the conjunctiva. People may be concerned if they see you at work because it can be contagious.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Wait 24 hours after treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You need to see your eye MD to get fit for size. Then you can order any fun costume contacts. Some also have corrective power in them. Happy Halloween ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye!: You need to identify the underlying cause. Is it infectious (viral, bacterial, fungal), allergic, dry eye, or some other systemic or autoimmune condi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Irrigation : First your eye will water and you can try to blink it out. Usually most foreign bodies will work themselves out this way. Then try using artificial ... 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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eye exam: Most eye doctors require it, to make sure your eyes check out ok.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not recommended: Antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections unless they are unusually long-lasting or severe. Use decongestants.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: ... On what your symptoms are. Typical URI symptoms are runny nose, cough, sneezing, head fullness/headache, maybe body aches... And this is a viral ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
8 years experience Pediatrics
Most pink eye...: .. isn't serious, doesn't harm the eye, and clears in a few days. However, sometimes pink eye can get worse, or be a sign of something serious. See th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Location: Pink eye, with several causes, leads to redness of the eye itself (the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye). Usually some discomfort, disch ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
10 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you are having no fever then you are good to return to school.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: This depends on the type and severity of glaucoma but can range from once every 3 months to once a year.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Not contagious.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
29 years experience Pediatrics
UTI: Yes you can, but you need to take your antibiotics and plenty of fluids especially water.
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
A : A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Gastroenterologist: It could be a variety of problems but either your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Personally i would start with my family physician.
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