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Is pink eye contagious and how do you get it?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Conjunctivitis can be very contagious.
It is important to wash your hands often

In brief: Yes
Conjunctivitis can be very contagious.
It is important to wash your hands often
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Willa Terry
Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection caused by bacteria, such as staphylococci, or streptococci. These organisms may come from the patient's own skin or upper respiratory tract or they may be caught from another person with conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is often associated with the common cold. This type of conjunctivitis can spread rapidly between people. All
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Viral conjunctivitis commonly referred to as pink eye is contagious and spread through the discharge very easily.
Can even get it from sharing towels.

In brief: Yes
Viral conjunctivitis commonly referred to as pink eye is contagious and spread through the discharge very easily.
Can even get it from sharing towels.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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