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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) facts

  • Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) can be due to infectious or noninfectious causes.
  • Infectious pinkeye is highly contagious.
  • Bacterial or viral infections are common causes of infectious pinkeye.
  • Avoiding contact with infected people, disinfection of household surfaces, and good hygienic practices can help prevent the spread of infectious pinkeye.
  • Noninfectious pinkeye can be caused by allergy, chemical irritation, underlying inflammatory diseases, or trauma.
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Reviewed on 7/18/2017

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