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How do you contract pink eye?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Contagious!

Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! good hand washing, separate towels, and keeping your hands away from your eyes is essential.
Lubricating eye drops can help. Antibiotic eye drops rarely help (although often requested). There are uncommon but serious causes of "red eye", so see your md for worsening symptoms.

In brief: Contagious!

Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! good hand washing, separate towels, and keeping your hands away from your eyes is essential.
Lubricating eye drops can help. Antibiotic eye drops rarely help (although often requested). There are uncommon but serious causes of "red eye", so see your md for worsening symptoms.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. SIRTAZ SIBIA
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Direct contact

Viral conjunctivitis is typically called pink eye.
Pink eye is contracted like other viruses via direct contact. Usually the eye is touched with contaminated hands. To help prevent spreading to others we recommend frequent hand washing, wiping down door knobs, phones, remote controls, steering wheel, computer keyboards and mouse with lysol wipes. A common cold can also lead to pink eye.

In brief: Direct contact

Viral conjunctivitis is typically called pink eye.
Pink eye is contracted like other viruses via direct contact. Usually the eye is touched with contaminated hands. To help prevent spreading to others we recommend frequent hand washing, wiping down door knobs, phones, remote controls, steering wheel, computer keyboards and mouse with lysol wipes. A common cold can also lead to pink eye.
Dr. SIRTAZ SIBIA
Dr. SIRTAZ SIBIA
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Dr. Michael Sayegh
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: By contact

Viral conjunctivits is contracted through contact, it is important that you avoid contact with objects that the patient has touched.

In brief: By contact

Viral conjunctivits is contracted through contact, it is important that you avoid contact with objects that the patient has touched.
Dr. Michael Sayegh
Dr. Michael Sayegh
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