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Doctor insights on: When Can I Start Wearing Mascara After Pinkeye

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How quick does pinkeye develop?

How quick does pinkeye develop?

Depends: Most 'pink eye' is caused by a viral infection on the 'skin'covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called 'conjunctivitis.' this can develop over a few days or 1-2 weeks de you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Some are from sexually transmitted bacteria. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat pinkeye?

What can you do to treat pinkeye?

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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What can be done to cure pinkeye?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pink eye. Viral conjunctivitis is treated with artificial tears for symptomatic relief. Bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. Other causes are treated with steroids or non-steroidals. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate a pinkeye?

Pinkeye: Pink eye is a generic term that refers to conjunctivitis (inflammation of the white part of the eye). To treat it, you have to find out the source of the inflammation. It could be viral, bacterial, allergic, traumatic, contact lens related or chemical. The only safe thing you can do is use artificial tears. See your doctor to find the cause and the correct treatment. ...Read more

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In what ways does pinkeye affect your body?

Pinkeye: Pinkeye, the colloquial term for viral/infectious conjunctivitis, is in most cases a local infection. It may be associated with an upper respiratory tract infection. Otherwise it will not affect the rest of the body except for the stress of having the condition until it resolves. ...Read more

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What's the cure for pinkeye?

What's the cure for pinkeye?

Time: Most cases of conjunctivitis (pink eye) are either irritative or viral and can be eased by artificial tears. Antimicrobial eye drops are often prescribed but are of no help. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for pinkeye?

What is the best remedy for pinkeye?

Most are viral or: Allergic or irritative and not bacterial. Artificial tears can be used to soothe the inflamed eye lining. ...Read more

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When can you start using makeup with pinkeye?

When can you start using makeup with pinkeye?

Wait at least 3 days: Let the antibiotic elliminate the bacteria from the surface of the eye this usually takes about 3 days. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for pinkeye fast?

What's recommended as a cure for pinkeye fast?

Give it time: 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 can I disinfect my eyeshadow after pinkeye?

No: You will need to throw away all of your eye makeup. Sorry. ...Read more

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Will pinkeye spread if we've shared a microscope?

Yes: Please make sure to not share any thing with someone else( towel, makeup, pillow etc). Your tears are contagious. You want to avoid direct contact. The microscope head needs to be sterilized if its infected. ...Read more

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How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

Handwashing: The best approach is to stay away from other people. If that's not possible, avoid touching them, keep your hands away from your face, and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent the spread of pinkeye?

What can be done to prevent the spread of pinkeye?

Prevention Tips: Washing your hands is one way to not only prevent pinkeye, but also prevent the spread of other bacterial and viral infections. Individuals with pinkeye should not share tissue, handkerchiefs towels, cosmetics and linens. In order to prevent pinkeye from spreading from one eye to the other, make sure to used different cotton balls or cloths to wipe the eyes. ...Read more

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Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Contagious: Pinkeye (bacterial conjuctivitis) is highly contagious. Kids naturally like to touch things and their face without good hygiene. So, it's a bad combo to have kids and a contagious infection. ...Read more

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Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

Infections: To develop an infection at any location you need a source of germs, a vulnerable location & a method of transfer. If you choose to let someone fart or crap in your eyes, transfer of germs & infection is the likely outcome. You need an alternative pastime to making up odd questions. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Promotes resistance: Use of prophylactic antibiotics unless prescribed by a physician increases the risk of developing resistant bacteria. It is not general practice to recommend use of antibiotic eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How quickly does drainage start when pinkeye is contracted?

See below.: Symptoms of pink eye(conjunctivitis) usually start 24 to 48 hours after exposure to someone else (or their secretions) with it. Symptoms can include redness, itching and discharge (drainage). Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus (most common), bacteria or an irritant or allergen. Your child should be seen by her doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Im a carrier for pinkeye. How do i know if I'm carrying it?

Im a carrier for pinkeye. How do i know if I'm carrying it?

Who said you were?: You would be contagious if you have an active case of pink eye or conjunctivitis (eye would be red with mucous discharge) or you would have a bad cold or sinus infection. It is possible to have bacteria in one's nose or eyes that can be determined by a nose or eye culture but no evidence of active illness, and this would be referred to as a "carrier." Pink eye carrier is not a common diagnosis ...Read more

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How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually takes 24 to 48 hours to clear but the antibiotic has to be used for 5 to 7 days. Viral conjunctivitis takes longer - 1-2 weeks or longer. Allergic conjunctivitis lasts as long as the allergens are present. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

Wait: Pink eye will resolve without treatment in 4-10 days. If it lasts longer than this, it is not pink eye. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

Pink eye: Blurred vision, crusts that form on the eyelid overnight, gritty feeling in eye with eye pain, eye itching, increased tearing, redness in eye, & sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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Do cats carry the pinkeye virus?

No: Animals and humans have their own viruses and generally we cannot get sick from each other. There are some exceptions to this, but not for pink eye. ...Read more

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Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Either or both: Tree pollen in the spring often causes itchy, red eyes (allergy) and can be treated with avoiding outdoor pollen, taking an antihistamine by mouth or allergy eye drops (otc or rx). If the redness is accompanied by pus or pain then infection is most likely. Often people with itchy eyes rub them for relief and cause an eye infection on top of their allergy. This requires a call to you doctor. ...Read more