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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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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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Can smelling underwear after you fart cause pink eye? Rinsed my eyes immediately after

Can smelling underwear after you fart cause pink eye? Rinsed my eyes immediately after

No risk: This is entirely harmless, without signficant risk of pink eye or any other health problem. Normal hygiene always includes washing hands after toilet, and by extension, after handling your own or another person's used underwear. But your mouth, skin, or eyes cannot be infected without direct contact with the contaminated item. No infection through the air. Don't worry about rinsing your eyes. ...Read more

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Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Yes and not always: Germs that may or may not cause a variety of problems are present on any surface that comes in contact with human skin. There are enzymes in the tears that suppress germ invasion of those spaces. Bacterial or viral pinkeye are caused when the living germs access that surface and multiplies. It usually transfers from fingers but can invade from air or the nasal passages up the tear duct. ...Read more

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Can bacterias of my face (if I touch my face with hands dirty) pass to my pillow, than pass to my eye, and cause Pink Eye?

Can bacterias of my face (if I touch my face with hands dirty) pass to my pillow, than pass to my eye, and cause Pink Eye?

No: The microbial environmental material ordinarily on your face constantly enters your eye and you are resistant or immune to that. Pink eye is due to viral transmission by direct contact from another individual with the active disease. ...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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Is it possible to get pink eye if somebody farted on my pillow three times?

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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5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

Frequent infections: In view of all his infections at such a young age, I believe you should discuss his problem with your pediatrician. He may need to have immune globulins evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

Pink eye symptoms: Can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

Pink eye is common.: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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What causes rid if pink eye fast?

What causes rid if pink eye fast?

Treatment depends on: Cause and there isn't a fast cure. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

No: Hiv can lower your ability to fight any infection, including eye infections (but it doesn't cause them). ...Read more

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When I blew my nose some bubble discharge came out of the corner of my left eye. Can this cause pink eye?

When I blew my nose some bubble discharge came out of the corner of my left eye. Can this cause pink eye?

Might/not: The tear duct drains tear fluid from the inner corner of your eye through a long tubular drain that hugs the inside wall of the nose before emptying near it's base. It usually does not allow air to vent upwards but a forceful sneeze or blow could allow it. It might push germs up that could cause pinkeye but tear fluid has enzymes that suppress them. If it happens treat it, if not, ignore it. ...Read more

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Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause headaches?

Does pink eye cause headaches?

General description: "pink eye" is slang for any conjunctival inflammation which can be caused by an extremely high number of possibilities. Some of these causes can cause periocular pain ; headache. A careful assessment by your eye doc should help pinpoint any problems. ...Read more

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Can pink eye cause a stye?

Can pink eye cause a stye?

Possible: But it can also lead to periorbital cellulitis. If you are concerned, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Does pink eye always cause itching?

Does pink eye always cause itching?

Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typically allergic conjunctivitis produces itch. Itching is occasionally noted with bacterial and viral conjunctivitis as well, but less commonly. Blepharitis can produce itching on the lid margins. ...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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Can sty or pink eye cause you to stay home?

Can sty or pink eye cause you to stay home?

Pink Eye: Viral or bacterial conjunctivitis can be very contagious- so one might stay home for that. Most do not stay home for a stye. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Maybe: Pink eye can be due to a number of reasons. If it is due to a viral syndrome them a fever could be a symptom as well. ...Read more

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