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I Have A Pink Eye Is It Okay To Go Back To Work
It depends: "pink eye" is a very broad term describing infectious and non-infectious conjunctivitis. If you have an eye infection, then control of its spread is important. If your eye is red due to blepharitis or other non-infectious cause you may go back to work despite the cosmetic appearance. Best to ask your eye doctor. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Got pink eye Sat. Went to ER Sun...they gave him polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) eye drops but it's now Wed. And eyes are no better what to do? Needs to go back to work
Follow-up: You need a follow-up since the treatment did not work Read more
Pink eye: You may return to work after using the anitbacterial eye drops for 24 hours. If there is still a lot of discharge you should wait until the eye is not actively having discharge. Read more
I have pink eye and on my 4th day. Started prescription drops yest. When is it safe for others for me to return to work?
When it improves: Pink eye is spread by contact (rub your eye and touch something which someone else will touch later). Virus is shed as the eye gets redder or plateaus in redness. When the redness starts to diminish, no more virus is spreading and you are safe. In the meantime, wash your hands after each contact with the eyes. Read more
Not usually: Most are viral ; very contagious. I would recommend you discuss this with your treating physician. Read more
Best not to: This could be a viral infection and they can transmit it to kids easily. Read more
Contagious pink eye!: Pink eye is usually very contagious, so you should avoid any contact with other people until your eyes are less inflamed and there is no drainage. Read more
Yes: True pink eye is the same virus that leads to the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can cause epidemic breakouts. The rule of thumb is to avoid direct contact or sharing of objects with others until you are no longer symptomatic. Since the virus can last for hours on surfaces (door handles, chair arms etc.), it is easy to spread the disease. Stay home until you are healed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could be allergy.: Conjunctivitis is the medical terminology of pink eye. "Pink eye" can be from different reasons. Bacterial pink eye can easily be treated with antibiotic eye drops. Viral conjunctivitis will self resolve. Bacterial and viral causes usually don't resolve and then come right back within a week. Recurrent pink eye most likely due to some form of irritation. Must be exam by a doctor. Read more
I have had pink eye 3 times in the past few months. I am wondering why it keeps coming back time and time again.
What should I do for an 8 year old son who has reoccurring allergic pink eye? He was treated it went away and now it is back.
1year3month old boy had a viral pink eye 6month back. Cured in 2 days. Came back today again after 6 months. Is it OK? Or any other possibility
First you have to make sure it is Pink eye, there are a lot of other conditions that looks like a simple conjunctivitis.
Usually it is a simple infection and does not cause any problems or chronic conditions, when it is recurrent you need to make sure it is not dust allergy, or sun sensitivity to name a few so definitely see your doctor if its coming back,
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