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How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: From someone else

If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus.
Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it.

In brief: From someone else

If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus.
Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it.
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology

In brief: Virus only in eye

If a virus is introduced into the eye, one can have a viral infection of the eye without a cold.

In brief: Virus only in eye

If a virus is introduced into the eye, one can have a viral infection of the eye without a cold.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pink eye

Not all pink eye is viral.
..It may look like pinkeye but be caused by allergy or a chemical or dry eye or herpes virus. Classic pinkeye in adults is usually caused by a cold virus, though...

In brief: Pink eye

Not all pink eye is viral.
..It may look like pinkeye but be caused by allergy or a chemical or dry eye or herpes virus. Classic pinkeye in adults is usually caused by a cold virus, though...
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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