A 42-year-old member asked:
Could you catch pink eye from another person who only had an ear infection?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 45 years experience
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to catch pink eye from another person who only had an ear infection?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Rare but possible: The cold virus can be transferred to the eye from direct contact (touching an infected person or an object with the virus on it) or contact with airborne virus (from a sneeze or breath). Although it is unlikely for a viral ear infection to pass to someone's eye, the virus can last on surfaces for several hours. If they touch their ear, then you touch them, and then your eye, it is possible...
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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