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Asked by shannonsmom555 at 9:33 AM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (7)
  • And it is NOT a stupd question!

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:41 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • its a viral infection

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 9:33 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Sometimes allergies can cause conjunctivitis. (pink eye)

    Answer by Rnurse at 9:35 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Pink eye can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies, chemical exposure or an underlying disease/illness. Children tend to be most prone to the viral & bacterial forms, while adults tend to have more problems with chemical exposure, allergies and disease.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:40 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • There are many causes of conjunctivitis. Viruses are the most common cause. Other causes include:

    * Allergies (allergic conjunctivitis)
    * Bacteria
    * Certain diseases
    * Chemical exposure
    * Chlamydia
    * Fungi
    * Parasites (rarely)
    * Use of contact lenses (especially extended-wear lenses)

    "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children.

    Virus spread from contact. Best thing to do is not touch your eyes, mouth, nose and wash your hands frequently, especially before and after handling food/eating.

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 9:42 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Generally its when fecal matter gets in your eye. (definition directly from the doctor... yuck!) It is very contagious and spreads quickly. Bacterial conjunctivitis can produce green or a yellowish matter in a child's eye and it itches and feels gravely. We just had it here with one of my daycare children and we had to wash absolutely everything.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 9:45 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • The easiest way is bacteria .. like if you rubbed your snotty nose (or dry nose) and then rubbed your eye. It's just bacteria being transfered from one infested place to another.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010