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Asked by okc-mom-2 at 8:33 AM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Health

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  • Pink Eye is HIGHLY contagious. If someone else has it, touches their eye and doesn't wash their hands..you shake their hand...you touch your eye..you can get it. Many girls and women fail to realize if you have pink eye all your makeup has to be discarded (mascaara, eyeliners, shadows...anything near the eye) if not..after treatment they can reinfect themselves. Sharing makeup, wash cloths, towels, can also pass it. Hand wash, hand wash hand wash. Teach your girls never to share makeup as well.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:37 AM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • It's VERY easy to get pink eye. For example, you go to the mall. Someone with pink eye (or who has been taking care of someone with it and didn't wash their hands) goes in, touching the door. Your dd goes in right after her, touching the same door handle. Then, a minute or so later, she rubs her eye.

    Or she uses someone's eye liner or other eye make up and they had it, now she's also got it.

    And so on... Oh, and the thing is, it's kinda like chicken pox - the person spreading it might not even know they have it yet.

    It's really easy to catch.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:38 AM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Also, you can get pink eye if you have a cold. The ducts get clogged up and can cause an infection.
    But make sure you are all washing your hands like crazy.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 9:58 AM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • My toddler gets them from ear infections. The infection from the ear canal somehow gets into her eyes. It's highly contageous and easy to spread. IT can also be caused by allergies ro a clogged duct. Those are not contagious.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • If you get mucus in your eye (like if you blow your nose then wipe your eyes) you can get pink eye. You can also get it from an animal or a human with pink eye.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:35 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

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