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Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

Word confusion: The lay and medical community both use overlapping terms for inflammatory conditions of the eye linings. If its pink, whether due to viruses, hair spray or bacteria, some will call it pink eye. Any goopy eye from non bacterial caused may become contaminated by bacteria over time most do not as the tears have some anti bacterial properties. ...Read more

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Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: No, viral conjunctivitis is more contagious than bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends not to be contagious unless the surface of the eye is damaged. ...Read more

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Bacterial keratitis contagious?

Bacterial keratitis contagious?

No: Bacterial keratitis or corneal ulcer is due to micro-trauma usually from contact lens use (over wear). It is not contagious. ...Read more

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Ocular histoplasmosis question--treatable?

Ocular histoplasmosis question--treatable?

Yes: Earlier the the diagnosis the better. Histo is a fungus infection of eye that can cause scaring and blidness. Treatment includes photocoagulation. Laser surgery by an experienced retina expert. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis catching?

Is conjunctivitis catching?

Yes: Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions. Expect about 7-10 days of complete recovery. Best to avoid spreading by using meticulous hygiene around your eyes and avoid touching your other eye or passing on to others. You may try artificial tears, ocular decongestants (naphcon a), stay hydrated ; get plenty rest. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Can be: Depends on the type. Pink eye (viral) is highly contagious and necessitates good hygiene during treatment. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Depends: The famous "pink eye". Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the eye etc. Of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. Need immediate treatment and good handwashing. ...Read more

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Is ocular TB contagious?

Is ocular TB contagious?

No...: But the reason for which you got ocular TB may infectious. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

Infections of the: conjunctiva, whether by virus or bacteria, are usually transmitted by direct contact. The infectious agent is not aerosolized thus it is is transported by either fluid or mucous. ...Read more

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Doesbacterial conjunctivitis spread in schools?

It can: Bacterial conjunctivitis is more common among children than adults and is very contagious. ...Read more

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Is pink eye contagious?

Yes: Pink eye, whether bacterial or viral is highly contagious through hand to hand and usually respiratory means. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis contagious?

Is blepharitis contagious?

No: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infectious one. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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What causes an influenza epidemic?

What causes an influenza epidemic?

Epidemic/ pandemic: Per the CDC "An influenza pandemic can occur when a non-human (novel) influenza virus gains the ability for efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission and then spreads globally. " See: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/ ...Read more

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How contagious are eye infections?

How contagious are eye infections?

Extremely: If caused by virus then they are extremely contaigious. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less contaigious if you are on antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

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Is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

Is  pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis)  painful?

Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear. ...Read more

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Whats acanthamoeba keratitis?

Whats acanthamoeba keratitis?

Amoeba: It is an infection caused by an amoeba. ...Read more