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Can I skip school if conjunctivitis?

14 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Excused

If you have pink eye, then you should be on antibiotics for. 24 hours before returning to school.

In brief: Excused

If you have pink eye, then you should be on antibiotics for. 24 hours before returning to school.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Most want U out a da

Most schools want kids to stay out of school when they have a contagious illness that is easily transmitted to others.
Age & personal hygiene (hand washing etc) mean older kids seldom need to avoid school for some minor issues, but most want u out at lease a day for conjunctivitis until you have received a days worth of drops/ointment & are not likely to spread it.

In brief: Most want U out a da

Most schools want kids to stay out of school when they have a contagious illness that is easily transmitted to others.
Age & personal hygiene (hand washing etc) mean older kids seldom need to avoid school for some minor issues, but most want u out at lease a day for conjunctivitis until you have received a days worth of drops/ointment & are not likely to spread it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and Should

The only problem with 24 hours of antibiotics is that if the eye infection is viral, the antibiotic drops do nothing! thus i tell patients that they are contagious until better. And that assumes it is not caused by allergies.
Viral and/or bacterial conjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease and it is the responsible course to minimize other people's exposure.

In brief: Yes and Should

The only problem with 24 hours of antibiotics is that if the eye infection is viral, the antibiotic drops do nothing! thus i tell patients that they are contagious until better. And that assumes it is not caused by allergies.
Viral and/or bacterial conjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease and it is the responsible course to minimize other people's exposure.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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