How many days is conjunctivitis contagious?
Bacterial pink eye is highly contagious and is typically treated with antibiotic eye drops.
It can spread to others as soon as symptoms appear, and it remains contagious for as long as symptoms remain, or for about 24 hours after starting a course of antibiotics..
How serious is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis can be a frustrating condition – particularly allergic conjunctivitis – but in most cases it doesn’t pose a serious threat to health. Complications of conjunctivitis are rare, but when they do occur they can be serious and include: a severe case of allergic conjunctivitis can lead to scarring in the eye.
How long should I stay off work with conjunctivitis?
A rough guide to when it is safe to return to work or school is: Bacterial pink eye: After 24 hours of antibiotic treatment. Viral pink eye: After 2 days to about a week. Allergic pink eye: No need to stay home.
Can you call in sick with conjunctivitis?
If eyes are highly irritated, red or crusty, avoid the embarrassment and call in sick. Not only can infected eyes be visually unappealing to customers, clients and fellow workers, but pinkeye is a high possibility. Pinkeye is highly contagious and cannot go away with a trip the the doctor and antibiotics.
What can you not do with conjunctivitis?
Do not share personal items, such as pillows, washcloths, towels, eye drops, eye or face makeup, makeup brushes, contact lenses, contact lens storage cases, or eyeglasses. Do not use swimming pools.
Should you stay home with conjunctivitis?
Stop infectious conjunctivitis from spreading You do not need to avoid work or school unless you or your child are feeling very unwell.