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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, the outer covering of the eye. It can be caused by a number of things, including allergies, foreig ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that coats and protects the surface of the eye. Common causes of conjunctivitis in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Several issues: Conjunctivitis=inflammation of the conjunctiva irritant : dust, hair spray, mascara, chemicals germ: bacterial, chlamydia, viral allergy: air born ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: Yes viral and bacterial causes of conjunctivitis is contagious.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions. Expect about 7-10 ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes you can: A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the cause: Conjunctivitis is an eye irritation that has many causes. Irritants (sand, etc): eyewash or removal allergens (pollens, etc): avoidance or moving aw ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stevens
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Named for a Rocket!: Apollo: Viral Conjunctivitis There was an epidemic that presented with discomfort, irritation, watering and redness of the eyes in West Africa and ot ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Surendra Varma
59 years experience Pediatrics
Hemorrhagic Conj: It is hemorrhagic conjunctivitis.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doctor: Disease of the eye should not be treated empirically. Please se a doctor asap. Untreated eye disease can lead to blindness.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: In general, animals and humans have unique germs.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: For a bacterial conjunctivitis sometimes a culture and slide smear are done to clarify the offending organism. Sometimes a slide smear is used to dif ... Read More

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