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Viral pinkeye is highly contagious. However, maintaining proper hygiene such as frequent hand washing should minimize transmission. Avoid touching your face since the virus can enter the eyes, nose, and mouth. With regards to allergic conjunctivitis, avoiding allergens and taking proper care of your contact lenses can help reduce your risk. If someone in your household has pinkeye, be sure to wash hands often and thoroughly. Avoid sharing washcloths, towels, pillowcases, mascara, or eyeliner with the person. Eye drops are commonly given to treat conjunctivitis. Learn how to effectively insert eye drops.

From: Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye) WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 2, 2018

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 2, 2018

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