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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have had a puffy red inner eye, haven't been able to get to a doctor. sore dry when blinking and pain. salt water help, also very itchy. contagious?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Pinkeye or conjunctivitis can be very contagious, but isn't always due to infection. It may also be allergic, especially if dry and itchy and in *both* eyes. Keep your hands clean and away from your eyes; it is possible to acquire an infectious conjunctivitis on top of an allergic one.
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