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After pink eye should you throw away makeup brushes?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes!: Any eye makeup that you used around the same time that you had pink eye should be thrown away.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

I wore makeup two days before i noticed pink eye. Should i throw it away?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably not: If you have classic pink eye, then it is a viral illness which your body will develop antibodies to. You can then use the make up after you get over the pink eye. Do not share it however and you might consider that in your more intimate moments, that the virus might be on your make up and be spread to others.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I disinfect makeup brushes after contact with pink eye?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Throw it out: The best way to avoid reinfection just throw it away.

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