9 doctors weighed in:

How long does pink eye germs last on stuffed animals?

9 doctors weighed in
David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the germs

Pink eye can be caused by a variety of germs, including various viruses and bacteria.
If your kiddo has pink eye and likes to snuggle stuffed animals, it'd be a good idea to make sure the stuffed animals were given a thorough cleaning once the pink eye is cleared up.

In brief: Depends on the germs

Pink eye can be caused by a variety of germs, including various viruses and bacteria.
If your kiddo has pink eye and likes to snuggle stuffed animals, it'd be a good idea to make sure the stuffed animals were given a thorough cleaning once the pink eye is cleared up.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Up to a week

Pink eye is typically caused by the same virus that causes the common cold.
The virus is extremely difficult to kill and can last on objects for as long as 7 days. As with any sheets or towels i recommend washing anything that may have come in with contact with the eyes while having pink eye.

In brief: Up to a week

Pink eye is typically caused by the same virus that causes the common cold.
The virus is extremely difficult to kill and can last on objects for as long as 7 days. As with any sheets or towels i recommend washing anything that may have come in with contact with the eyes while having pink eye.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors