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Are you allowed to go outside if you have pink eye?

Are you allowed to go outside if you have pink eye?

Yes: Pink eye is due it infection of the eye. It can spread to othe people by close contact. Unless it irritates your eyes, you may go outside. Always use sunglasses to protect your eyes fom bright sunshine, whether you have pink eye or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is it recommended to not go outside when you have pink eye?

Is it recommended to not go outside when you have pink eye?

Yes: If you truly have the "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis, then it can be very contagious. But not every red eye is "pink eye". ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pink eye?

How do you know if you have pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye will look red with push discharge. It is itchy usually. ...Read more

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For how long are you contagious when you have pink eye?

For how long are you contagious when you have pink eye?

49 days: The most common cause of pink eye is adenovirus. If you have this, studies have shown the virus can survive for up to 49 days on hard surfaces. People tend to still actively shed the virus for a few weeks after the symptoms have gone. Disinfect with lysol and wash your hands frequently during this period. ...Read more

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How long are you contagious for when you have pink eye?

How long are you contagious for when you have pink eye?

Pink eye: Once the pink eye is fully treated (usually 3-5-7 days) the infection should be eradicated and so long as the hygeine is good there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

No: Pink eye due to viral conjunctivitis may cause your eyes to feel irritated for 2 weeks. Computer use which can dry out your tear film can exacerbate those symptoms, but it does not hurt your eyes otherwise. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more