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Can you catch pink eye from fecal matter?

Can you catch pink eye from fecal matter?

Bacterial infection: You could certainly get a bacterial conjunctivitis from such an exposure. Classic pink eye is a virus. I runs a course and only symptomatic treatment is required. A bacterial infection will usually have more severe and purulent discharge and can require an antibiotic for treatment. ...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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Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Rare: Most pink eyes are spread from others with pink eye and include bacterial and viral origin. I can imagine that fecal matter might cause an infection but have difficulty imagining how it got into the eye. I do not recommend trying this. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool, and sharp twisting pains to the far right of my navel, left eye looks like I have pink eye. What could it be?

Bright red blood in stool, and sharp twisting pains to the far right of my navel, left eye looks like I have pink eye. What could it be?

Need med eval: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Some foods & dyes may turn stool red. ...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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Can you get pink eye from a cat?

Can you get pink eye from a cat?

No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from changing contact solutions?

Can you get pink eye from changing contact solutions?

Irritant rxn??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from hot tub?

Yes: Poorly chlorinated hot tubs and pools can harbor bacteria that can cause infections. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from kissing someone?

Can you get pink eye from kissing someone?

Where r u kissing?: Most acute conjunctivitis (/="pink eye") is from a virus. Some notice 'common cold' type symptoms, others don't. Could transmit this virus by kissing and then later (cpl-few days) get pink eye, but not highly likely. Much more likely person w/it touched/rubbed eye-->got virus on hand-->held person's hand / touched their face / etc.-->they got infected. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from a handjob then touching your face?

Can you get pink eye from a handjob then touching your face?

Bacterial "pink eye": More commonly people can get a bacterial conjuctivitis if your partner has an untreated std such as gonorrhea, or even just a uti. Then after handling the genital area, and touching your eyes without washing your hands, you can transmit diseases to your eyes. I have also teated patients who ended up with unusual pathogens in their eyes after oral genital contact. ...Read more

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Once you get pink eye, how long should I stay home before going back to school?

Once you get pink eye, how long should I stay home before going back to school?

Pink eye: Bacterial conjunctivitis can be appropriately treated with antibiotic eye drops or eye ointment. I usually recommend keeping the child home until he has received 24 hr to 48 hr of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from touching your face?

Can you get pink eye from touching your face?

Yes: Pink eye is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can remain infective on surfaces for hours. If you touched someone with pink eye and then touched your face (specifically your eye), you can certainly become infected. Hand washing and alcohol sanitizers effectively kill the virus, so be sure to wash after touching someone with pink eye! ...Read more

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How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

From someone else: If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus. Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it. ...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 does someone get pink eye?

How does someone get pink eye?

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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pink eye.

How to get rid of pink eye.

You treat the: Underlying cause. It could be infectious or allergic. Treatment is done according to the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) refers to redness on the white of the eye and the insides of the lids caused by irritation, allergy, infection and others (glaucoma, etc). Irritation or foreign body just needs irrigation of the eye with clean water. Allergy, - antihistamines. Bacterial infection - antibiotics. Viral - antibiotics plus steroid eye drops. Ophthalmologists usually prescribe steroid eye drop. ...Read more

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Can I get pink eye from my saliva?

Yes: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis which may b bacterial, viral or fungal, is spread By direct contact with an infected individual's secretions, usually through hand-to-eye contact; or spread of the infection from bacteria living in the person's own nose/sinus. If you are infected by a virus or bacterium, if you get your saliva in your eye you could become infected, much same way as someone coughing on u ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pink eye fast?

How do I get rid of pink eye fast?

Eye drops: Pink eye can be quickly resolved with antibiotic eye drops. Best see an ophthalmologist soon! ...Read more

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Tell me how do I get rid of pink eye?

Wait: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a recurring pink eye?

How do I get rid of a recurring pink eye?

Pink eye!: You need to identify the underlying cause. Is it infectious (viral, bacterial, fungal), allergic, dry eye, or some other systemic or autoimmune condition. Try artificial tears and oral omega-3's (evoa dry eye supplements). You may be having an allergy to Polymyxin B and trimethoprim, if you are still using, or using off and on. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of pink eye?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of pink eye?

Wait: Most cases resolve without treatment in a week. If you treat it, it goes away in 7 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

Depends: Viral-- up to a couple of weeks.

Bacterial-- a couple of days if treated

allergic-- can be chronic. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pink eye symptoms fastest?

How can I get rid of pink eye symptoms fastest?

Depends: On cause. Viral 4-7 days. Bacterial may improve 1-2 day once antibiotic is started. Allergic, well it could be challenging. Hand wash always. Refresh tears are helpful. See eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy to get rid of pink eye?

What is the best remedy to get rid of pink eye?

None: Steroid drops may help the symptoms, but the disease must run its course. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a rash from pink eye?

Is it possible for you to get a rash from pink eye?

Pink eye and rash: You can get a rash around your eye in association with pink eye. The other possible cause is a reaction to drops if you are using anything to treat the pink eye. Make sure you show this rash to your eye physician. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pink eye?

Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pink eye?

Wait: This is a self limited viral disease. If the vision is decreased or you have pain or light sensitivity you may need treatment with steroid drops. An eye doctor evaluation is always indicated when you have an eye infection. Pink eye is contageous. ...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