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Can semen give you pink eye?

Can semen give you pink eye?

Possible: First rinse the eye (with saline or even tap water). And if you have pain blurred vision or discharge from the eye, then get it checked. ...Read more

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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Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more

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Is it true that pink eye is also caused when semen enters into your eyes?

Is it true that pink eye is also caused when semen enters into your eyes?

Pink Eye and Semen: Pink eye, is only a descriptive term for red eyes. In theory if the semen of a man is contaminated with chlamydia, it can cause chlamydial conjunctivitis. If the conaminant is gonococcus it can caus gonorrheal conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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About 2 am Sunday morning my boyfriend accidentally got semen in my eye and now I have pink eye, is there any way this is from the semen?

About 2 am Sunday morning my boyfriend accidentally got semen in my eye and now I have pink eye, is there any way this is from the semen?

Ocular STDs: Yes it is possible although it may be a coincidence. Males can be easily infected with either Chlamydia or gonorrhea without having symptoms but then pass on those infections. Both bacteria can cause pink eye although gonorrhea results in COPIOUS pus draining from the eye.

You can also get a chemical pink eye from various substances but that seems less likely in this case. ...Read more

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What OTC can I give to my son he has early signs of pink eye.

What OTC can I give to my son he has early signs of pink eye.

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by Benedryl, Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine). Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days do I give my son eye drops for pink eye?

Can you let me know how many days do I give my son eye drops for pink eye?

5-7: Most kids on antibiotic drops will respond with a typical bacterial pinkeye within 5 days and some 7.If no response the origin may have been viral or allergic. ...Read more

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Can dogs give humans pink eye?

Can dogs give humans pink eye?

Pink eye from dogs: The organisms affecting human eyes and canine eyes are completely different and do not cross over. If you dog has this, you are safe; if you have pink eye your dog will not get it from you. ...Read more

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My daughters eye is red and painful. How can I tell if its pink eye until I get her to dr.? What OTC can I give her for pain?

My daughters eye is red and painful. How can I tell if its pink eye until I get her to dr.? What OTC can I give her for pain?

She needs examinatio: Your daughter is 32 years old and has painful red eye, she most probabely has bacterial or viral conjunctivitis and over the counter meds will not help except tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen for pain, till she sees her doc or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to give yourself pinkeye? My BF farted numerous times in his hands while naked and woke up with pink eye.

Hi is it possible to give yourself pinkeye? My BF farted numerous times in his hands while naked and woke up with pink eye.

Separate issues: Classic ";pink eye" is a viral infection. It is spread by contact and not through the GI tract. Your BF contacted it several days before as the incubation time is 3 to 5 days before the eyes get pink. ...Read more

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Will pink eye ointment give you blurry vision?

Will pink eye ointment give you blurry vision?

Yes: Any ophthalmic ointment can blur the vision at first because of its thick/viscous nature. It should clear though in a few minutes. ...Read more

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Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor.
It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions (scratches to the eye). ...Read more

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Pink eye? My son (15 years old) had what we believe to be pink eye. He took antibiotic drops for the seven days. The next day it came back. He was then give a script for a steroid drops. He has been taking that for 6 days. That eye is becoming pink again a

Pink eye? My son (15 years old) had what we believe to be pink eye. He took antibiotic drops for the seven days. The next day it came back. He was then give a script for a steroid drops. He has been taking that for 6 days. That eye is becoming pink again a

Pink: Pink eyes are usually a consequence of viral infections. The approach of treating with antibiotics will not treat the condition, but may help prevent a secondary bacterial infection. The fact that the conditioned recurred and is associated with body rashes is suggestive of other causes. One additional consideration is allergies. If your son has a history of allergies then the steroid drops will benefit the eye condition but not clear the rash. I would continue to follow closely with the eye specialist and discuss the possibility of allergies. ...Read more

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Can I give a 3 month old baby tobramycin eye drops if he has pink eye?

Yes --- but!: While "pink eye" is a very common cause of redness of the eye, there are other possibilities and you should not be taking a risk with a 3 month old. See your pediatrician to get this evaluated and hopefully there are no other problems. If you have already used the tobramycin, it should do no harm but there is a possibility that some other treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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How do you get pink eye?

How do you get pink eye?

Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How can pink eye start?

Contagious: You got this from another person. Red eyes with purulent discharge is the usual presentation. If eye just red probably not pink eye or conjunctivitis. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more