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why do I get pink eye so often

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Not overnight: Your exposure to bacteria can take 24-48 hours to result in clinical conjunctivitis. You may have symptoms when you wake, but the exposure was long b ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Most likely: Not an infectious conjuctivitis, but a "pinl eye" caused by an allergin or environmental exposure. True monthly infectious "pink eye" is rare and due ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pink is most commonly a result of a viral infection of the conjunctiva of the eye and results in viral conjunctivitis. This is highly contagious. You ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Avoid contagious: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an infection that is highly contagious. In addition to not touching an infected eye, using separate towels, make up, an ... Read More
Dr. Amish Purohit
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pink eye is a viral disease that is highly contagious but usually self limiting. Proper hand washing should reduce the risk of transmission.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Technically yes!: Although your risk might be slightly reduced by some immunity.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pink eye and saliva: I don't think the two are related but you must have your Primary doctor refer you to an Eye Specialist. If you can, please let me know how things are ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: can be caused by virus or bacteria. Get examined.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Yes, yes, and yes.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not possible: You can only get pink eye from someone who has it.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wastebasket term: You can develop pinkeye from a virus or bacteria.You can also have pinkeye from allergies, exposure to chemical irritants, smoke, etc. The term is a g ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pink eye: The chance is small and don't be shy about telling him not to spit in your eye. If the eye is still troubling please have your doctor refer you to an ... Read More
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