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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

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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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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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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It's possible to get OCD in 1 month? I was really normal in Hygiene Question, but after my mom get Pink Eye, i can't stop washing hands and my face.

It's possible to get OCD in 1 month? I was really normal in Hygiene Question, but after my mom get Pink Eye, i can't stop washing hands and my face.

OCD: The more life feels out of control, the more likely OCD symptoms may appear. Since this came on quickly it may also leave quickly. You may have developed a phobia rather than OCD. If this persists see doctor or mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 7 year old girl to get a rash on her face, chest, arms, and legs after getting pink eye in both eyes?

Is it normal for a 7 year old girl to get a rash on  her face, chest, arms, and legs after getting pink eye in both eyes?

Viral syndrome: It suggests that she probably had a viral syndrome rather than a pure conjunctivitis (pink eye). Most notably, adenovirus can cause 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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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