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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Depends: The famous "pink eye". Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the eye etc. Of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. Need immediate treatment and good handwashing. ...Read more

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Can be: Depends on the type. Pink eye (viral) is highly contagious and necessitates good hygiene during treatment. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis--is it always contagious?

Conjunctivitis--is it always contagious?

Bacterial yes: Bacterial conjunctivitis is contagious. Viral usually is not. Allergic is not. ...Read more

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How long is conjunctivitis contagious for on clothing and can it be transferred from garment to garment?

Conjunctivitis: Depends on cause. Both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious and spread by direct contact with infected eye secretions, or contact with objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with these eye secretions. If allergic, no worry. Thorough washing of these inanimate objects should resolve the issue. Some bacteria may remain on material for days to weeks. ...Read more

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How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis/pink eye start is it contagious?

How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis/pink eye start is it contagious?

Varies: Bacterial pink eye is usually pretty fast. Your eye comes in contact with the germ, it grows, and you have symptoms. Viruses can incubate for days, weeks, or months before symptoms begin. Allergies begin when you are exposed to the substance to which you are allergic. Bacteria and viruses are contagious. Allergies are not. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

Infections of the: conjunctiva, whether by virus or bacteria, are usually transmitted by direct contact. The infectious agent is not aerosolized thus it is is transported by either fluid or mucous. ...Read more

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I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

M.D. visit: If you have light sensitivity and thick discharge it could be an infection of the conjunctivae. If there is eye pain and redness, I would recommend seeing an Opthalmologist right away. Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated by gently rinsing the eye with sterile saline, avoiding the triggering agent and taking an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. Inflammation of a layer called the conjunctiva is referred to as "pink ...Read more