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Question:
Is non-purulent pink eye contagious?

Answer:
Generally speaking, most non-purulent (no pus) conjunctivitis is not contagious, especially if it has been present for a while. It may be caused by allergies, toxins, fumes, etc. However, some viral conjunctivitises are contagious. Please see your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) for an appropriate diagnosis.

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MDDr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: Eye Conditions

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