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Dr. George Yang
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Can you only get pink eye from a person who has it farts om your pillow?

Dr. George Yang
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. "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 ...Read more


Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Can farting on someones pillow give them pink eye?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can farting on someones pillow give them pink eye?
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Can farting in someones pillow actually give you pink eye...

Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Doubtful: I doubt it.

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Dr. Frederick Prall
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Can farting on someones pillow cause pink eye?

Dr. Frederick Prall
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Can farting on someones pillow cause pink eye?
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Please tell me, could a child get pink eye from someone farting in their face?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Please tell me, could a child get pink eye from someone farting in their face?

No: Sounds a bit rude but this will not transmit disease of any kind. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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Is it possible for you to get pink eye from someone farting in your face?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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Is it possible for you to get pink eye from someone farting in your face?

No: You have got to be kidding i hope. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Saran
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Can uou get pink eye if someone was to fart in your face?

Dr. Bruce Saran
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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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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Is it possible to get pink eye if somebody farted on my pillow three times?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it possible to get pink eye if somebody farted on my pillow three times?

Depends: Did the person have clothes on or not? If not, fecal material could deposit on the pillow, if clothed, no worries. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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If somebody fart in your face do you get a pink eye?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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No: No, but you might get angry.

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Dr. Richard Wieder
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Could pink eye be caused by farting in someones face?

Dr. Richard Wieder
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Could pink eye be caused by farting in someones face?

Flatulence: Will not cause any kind of eye infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is the swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids and eyeballs. It is usually caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria, allergies, and exposure to certain chemicals. Common symptoms include itchy and red eyes, crusts that form overnight on the ...Read more


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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more


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