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What Exactly Is Pink Eye And How Does Someone Catch It
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
See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines see your doctor or opthalmologist, you can get any of these@80. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: You could certainly get a bacterial conjunctivitis from such an exposure. Classic pink eye is a virus. I runs a course and only symptomatic treatment is required. A bacterial infection will usually have more severe and purulent discharge and can require an antibiotic for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had viral pink eye and was diagnosed with adenovirus. My husband caught it, and I am almost 100 percent better. Can i catch it back from him?
How can I get rid of lingering pink eye? My son comes down with pink eye at least once a month (thanks, kindergarten!). It usually clears up in a couple of days, but when i catch it from him, i usually have it for a week or more. What's the deal? I'm heal
Kids : Kids bring home lots of viruses, and you seem to be rather susceptible. You will catch things less if you wash your hands before touching your eyes. If you get pink eye that you did not catch from your son, then it may be something completely different, and you should see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare but possible: The cold virus can be transferred to the eye from direct contact (touching an infected person or an object with the virus on it) or contact with airborne virus (from a sneeze or breath). Although it is unlikely for a viral ear infection to pass to someone's eye, the virus can last on surfaces for several hours. If they touch their ear, then you touch them, and then your eye, it is possible... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I have seen patients who have been diagnosed with "pink eye" in emergency rooms. Iritis was the correct diagnosis. In short yes!. ...Read more
Viral infection: By far the most common pink eye is a viral infection of the lining of the eye (the conjunctiva) over the sclera (the white of the eye). It is contagious, irritating, may affect the vision a little and is very socially unacceptable. There are other causes of red eye, some serious. So you should see your ophthalmologist to get a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
A virus infection: The term "pink eye" usually refers viral conjunctivitis. It is highly contagious. Because it is not due to a bacterial, antibiotic drops are not effective. The infection will go away by itself, just as in the common cold. Topical artificial tears can help with symptoms. ...Read more
Best not to: This could be a viral infection and they can transmit it to kids easily. ...Read more
A child has been around someone that has pink eye, so how long before that child shows eye symptoms?
If I had pink eye and gave it to someone, then became healthy, could I get pink eye again from that person I gave it to?
Technically yes!: Although your risk might be slightly reduced by some immunity. ...Read more
If I was exposed to someone with pink eye 2 days ago and am now feeling symptomatic, can it be possible that I can be getting it that quickly?
Pink eye: Yes, you may get it that fast. Most pink eye is viral, like a cold virus, and is spread through droplets such as sneezing or if someone rubs their eye then touches you. Incubation time is similar to cold viruses. Some pink eye is caused by bacteria, which may benefit from ocular antibiotics. See your doctor if your eye or eyes are red, sooner if there is pain, immediately if change in vision. ...Read more
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