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Is conjunctivitis catching?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions.
Expect about 7-10 days of complete recovery. Best to avoid spreading by using meticulous hygiene around your eyes and avoid touching your other eye or passing on to others. You may try artificial tears, ocular decongestants (naphcon a), stay hydrated ; get plenty rest.

In brief: Yes

Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions.
Expect about 7-10 days of complete recovery. Best to avoid spreading by using meticulous hygiene around your eyes and avoid touching your other eye or passing on to others. You may try artificial tears, ocular decongestants (naphcon a), stay hydrated ; get plenty rest.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Conjunctivitis

Yes viral and bacterial causes of conjunctivitis is contagious.

In brief: Conjunctivitis

Yes viral and bacterial causes of conjunctivitis is contagious.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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