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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The famous "pink eye".
Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the eye etc. Of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. Need immediate treatment and good handwashing.

In brief: Depends

The famous "pink eye".
Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the eye etc. Of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. Need immediate treatment and good handwashing.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

There are several types of conjunctivitis--if it is an infection, it can be spread/contagious.
. If it is from allergies..Allergic conjunctivitis, then no... Best is to check with your doc.

In brief: Can be

There are several types of conjunctivitis--if it is an infection, it can be spread/contagious.
. If it is from allergies..Allergic conjunctivitis, then no... Best is to check with your doc.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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