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Is pink eye a reason to stay home from work?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

True pink eye is the same virus that leads to the common cold.
It is extremely contagious and can cause epidemic breakouts. The rule of thumb is to avoid direct contact or sharing of objects with others until you are no longer symptomatic. Since the virus can last for hours on surfaces (door handles, chair arms etc.), it is easy to spread the disease. Stay home until you are healed.

In brief: Yes

True pink eye is the same virus that leads to the common cold.
It is extremely contagious and can cause epidemic breakouts. The rule of thumb is to avoid direct contact or sharing of objects with others until you are no longer symptomatic. Since the virus can last for hours on surfaces (door handles, chair arms etc.), it is easy to spread the disease. Stay home until you are healed.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Pink eye

Yes. This is very contagious. Get good treatment from your doctor.

In brief: Pink eye

Yes. This is very contagious. Get good treatment from your doctor.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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