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how does someone get pink eye?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contagious disease: "pink eye" is an infection as the term is commonly used.It is usually spread by contact-thus good handwashing is needed.Also thru respiratory droplets in the air.It is a contagious disease with a number of causes.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pink Eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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