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Doctor insights on: If Someone Farts In Your Eye Can You Get Pink Eye

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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

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 -- 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

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