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For How Long Can The Pink Eye Virus Live On Bed Sheets
How long does the pink eye virus stay infectious on objects? I'm specifically thinking of my children's toys, especially their stuffed animals. My son has pink eye, and we're trying to avoid my daughter getting it, so I'm not allowing them to share toys r
There: There are several different viruses that can cause pink eye. In general I would say a few days. Some viruses can likely live longer. The scientific studies on this subject seem to be all over the place. Regardless, this points out the hand washing. ...Read more
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
For 3 weeks I've had a pink eye/sore throat virus. Pink eye was gone for a while but has come back full force. Is that normal? How much longer? : (
Have it checked: I think adenovirus when I hear of pink eye/throat issues. This virus can cause eye redness for up to 14 days in some. The virus basically can strip the thin top lining of the eye off leaving it vulnerable to secondary infection/pain. Antibiotics don't help but may be used to reduce a second infection. I would see an MD this week to see what the cause is. Good luck! ...Read more
My opthomologist told me I am having an allergic reaction to the pink eye virus. Is that possible?
Hi. I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher a pedi MD with Healthtap.
One can get a viral conjunctivitis with redness, discharge. Then, can get an allergic reaction to this virus, with more redness, pain and discomfort and
swelling. You can take oral Benadryl. This will
reduce the reaction and can be taken (OTC) every 6-
8 hrs. ...Read more
I'm a little obsessed with pink eye, can I get pink eye in my home? With my own or enviroment's bacteria/virus?
Wastebasket term: You can develop pinkeye from a virus or bacteria.You can also have pinkeye from allergies, exposure to chemical irritants, smoke, etc. The term is a general one for anything that makes your normal eye linings inflamed. It is most commonly applied to bacterial or viral infections. ...Read more
After a viral pharyngitis, it will make me imune to the virus in other parts of the body? Like the eye (pink eye), I'm already with no symptoms
Have a virus - pink eye going away but now I have bad pain in throat (feels like a shard of glass) in same spot for few days. Is that from the virus?
Strep test: Should be done. The sore throat is most likely due to the virus which caused the pink eye. However, both could be due to Strep. It is not unusual for Strep to cause conjunctivitis (pink eye). It is a good idea to have a Strep test done when you have a sore throat. Left untreated for >7 days, Strep throat can cause rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. It is just not worth the risk. ...Read more
4-10 days: Most pinkeye will run its course in 4-10 days. ...Read more
49 days: The most common cause of pink eye is adenovirus. If you have this, studies have shown the virus can survive for up to 49 days on hard surfaces. People tend to still actively shed the virus for a few weeks after the symptoms have gone. Disinfect with lysol and wash your hands frequently during this period. ...Read more
Pink eye: Once the pink eye is fully treated (usually 3-5-7 days) the infection should be eradicated and so long as the hygeine is good there should be no problem. ...Read more
3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time in which it is a member. Treatment has no actual effect; most with this condition are given anti-bacterials as there is no specific anti-viral for these viruses, so treatment makes no difference. ...Read more
Depends on the germs: Pink eye can be caused by a variety of germs, including various viruses and bacteria. If your kiddo has pink eye and likes to snuggle stuffed animals, it'd be a good idea to make sure the stuffed animals were given a thorough cleaning once the pink eye is cleared up. ...Read more
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated. ...Read more
Variable: It could be from a few days to about a week and a half. ...Read more
48-72 hours: Most "pink eye" is viral, not bacterial and will run its course in anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. There is no approved medication for viral conjunctivitis. However, if the "pink eye" to which you refer is truly bacterial and the organism is susceptible to ciprofloxacin, you might expect improvement to begin in 48-72 hours. ...Read more
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days. ...Read more
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