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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

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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 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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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?

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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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