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Can uou get pink eye if someone was to fart in your face?

Can uou get pink eye if someone was to fart in your face?

Bad luck or hygiene: Most "pink eye" is caused by a viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. ...Read more

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Can you only get pink eye from a person who has it farts om your pillow?

Can you only get pink eye from a person who has it farts om your pillow?

No: Pink eye from viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious through physical contact. In your example, a person with it touches the infected eye, then touches your pillow, then you touch your pillow and touch your eye. Now you can get it! ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


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