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How do you get pink eye? How is it transmitted from one person to another?

  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    How do you get pink eye? How is it transmitted from one person to another?

    How can you avoid getting it or spreading it?

  2. hoteltravel profile image69
    hoteltravelposted 6 years ago

    Pink eye or conjunctivitis is the inflammation of eyes and eyelids. It is a seasonal ailment and is spread mostly by touch. Good hygiene is all that is required to avoid this. Washing hands before and after touching eyes is an excellent preventive.

  3. Bea Wiser profile image65
    Bea Wiserposted 6 years ago

    Pink eye generally refers to eye inflammation and  can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergy.  In most cases pink eye refers to bacterial infection of the eye and can be very contagious.   Antibiotics are necessary. Healthcare and child care workers should be off work until on antibiotics for 24 hours.  In addition to meticulous hand washing,  contact lens wearers should use lenses according to directions and eye make up should be discarded and renewed every 3 months.

  4. Catzgendron profile image73
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    Sharing eye make up such as eye shadows, mascara, eye liner, eye lash extentions can result in spreading pink eye.

  5. profile image0
    Dr Cilposted 6 years ago

    Pink eye is better known as conjunctivitis.  The thin piece of tissue that covers the whites of your eyes and the inner eye lids is the conjunctiva.  What happens is that a virus such as the common cold or allergens causes the conjunctiva to become inflamed.  About 20 percent of people each year suffers from allergic conjunctivitis.  Pink eye can also be caused be an infection with bacteria.  Symptoms usually are red, inflamed and with a watery discharge draining from your eye.  The eyelids may also be swollen, itchy and painful.  Viral pink eye is highly contagious.  Symptoms can last up to two weeks.  To avoid it you must practice good hygene and when working around foods, you must make sure you wash your hands frequently and never touch your face while handling raw food.  If you do get it you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you only haveit in one eye, do not use the same cloth to wash the other side of your face because this could cause it to spread to the other eye.  It is best not to use mascara until the condition has healed because bacteria could get on the bristles.  Remember to wash your hands frequently.

  6. Hady Chahine profile image59
    Hady Chahineposted 6 years ago

    Unfortunately I do not have an answer because there are many ways to get pink eye.  I will, however, share that soaking a chamomile tea bag in warm/hot water, allowing it to cool a bit, and then resting it on your infected eyelid for 5-10 minutes in the morning and again at bedtime, helps to clear up the problem, and quickly I might add.

  7. katieababy74 profile image61
    katieababy74posted 6 years ago

    I believe it is an airborne bacterial virus, it's very contagious.  I know cotton balls left in boiling salt water that you then cool and lay on the eyes is supposed to be quite good, although it stings a bit.  T-bags are supposed to be good too but never tried that one.

  8. anglnwu profile image89
    anglnwuposted 6 years ago

    Pink eye (conjunctivitis)  is a common condition, especially among kids. Not all forms of pink eye are contagious. This hub will show you the different types of pink eye and how you can prevent the spread of contagious form of conjunctivitis. read more

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
      ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great hub! Thanks for answering my question.

  9. cadybrons profile image59
    cadybronsposted 5 years ago

    Pink eye is an infection where the eyes turn red and the inflammation of the membranes are experienced. It causes itching of the eyes and the patient experiences irritation and characteristic creamy discharge in some of the cases.

    Check out this link to know about more about Pink eye and its causes:
    http://killeeneyecarecenter.com/blog/po … auses.aspx

 
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