16th October 2019

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Can you get pink eye from a fart?

Fart fallacy. Contrary to a popular urban myth, it is highly unlikely that farting on someone's pillow will cause pink eye, especially if the person who farted had clothes on.

Regarding this, what is the most common cause of pink eye?

Infective conjunctivitis is most commonly caused by a virus. Bacterial infections, allergies, other irritants, and dryness are also common causes. Both bacterial and viral infections are contagious, passing from person to person or spread through contaminated objects or water.

How does a person get pink eye?

Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. Most viruses that cause conjunctivitis spread through hand-to-eye contact by hands or objects that are contaminated with the infectious virus. Having contact with infectious tears, eye discharge, fecal matter, or respiratory discharges can contaminate hands.

How do you prevent pink eye?

For instance:
  1. Don't touch your eyes with your hands.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Use a clean towel and washcloth daily.
  4. Don't share towels or washcloths.
  5. Change your pillowcases often.
  6. Throw away your eye cosmetics, such as mascara.
  7. Don't share eye cosmetics or personal eye care items.
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