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Does everybody get a pink eye in their lifetime.? Which age is the most common getting pink eye?

Does everybody get a pink eye in their lifetime.? Which age is the most common getting pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis / "Pink eye" can occur at any age. We tend to see it a lot in younger children - most commonly under the age of 5 yrs. ...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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In what way can I get pink eye over night?

In what way can I get pink eye over night?

Not overnight: Your exposure to bacteria can take 24-48 hours to result in clinical conjunctivitis. You may have symptoms when you wake, but the exposure was long before you went to sleep. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the quickest way to get rid of pink eye?

Need advice on what is the the quickest way to get rid of pink eye?

Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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How do you get pink eye?

How do you get pink eye?

Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read more

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How does someone get pink eye?

How does someone get pink eye?

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 you get pink eye from a cat?

Can you get pink eye from a cat?

No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human. ...Read more

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How do I get treated for pink eye?

How do I get treated for pink eye?

Pink eye: Most pink eye is caused by Adenovirus and is very contagious. Sometimes the eye is infected with bacteria. Please see your primary care physician for treatment and/or referral to an ophthalmologist as needed as soon as possible. Do not share linens, towels, or wash cloths with anyone. Wash your hands frequently. Use warm compresses then 1.2 strength baby shampoo with water on Qtips to wash lids. ...Read more

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How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

Infected one side: Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. ...Read more

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I get pink eye every month. What do I have?

I get pink eye every month. What do I have?

Most likely: Not an infectious conjuctivitis, but a "pinl eye" caused by an allergin or environmental exposure. True monthly infectious "pink eye" is rare and due to chronic exposure to bacteria in your environment. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from touching your face?

Can you get pink eye from touching your face?

Yes: Pink eye is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can remain infective on surfaces for hours. If you touched someone with pink eye and then touched your face (specifically your eye), you can certainly become infected. Hand washing and alcohol sanitizers effectively kill the virus, so be sure to wash after touching someone with pink eye! ...Read more

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Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...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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Can you get pink eye from changing contact solutions?

Irritant rxn??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pink eye after exposure?

How long does it take to get pink eye after exposure?

Quickly: Most viral types within 3-5 days of exposure. Bacterial usually in 1-2 days. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more