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if i have conjunctivitis should i go to school? doctor says ok but principal no

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: To prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, it is common practice to be treated with antibiotic eyedrops for 24 hours before returning to school or work.
Answered on Mar 5, 2013
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Conjunctivitis is a generally used term for an inflamed eye or "pink eye"; it could derive from many situations - for example allergies or infection. Staying home from school is warranted for a contagious cause such as an infection.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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