Post # 1
Can someone please help me! I have pink eye in both eyes and I am on drops as of yesterday. I asked my dr. if I should throw anything away and he said just contacts. I am a teacher so I am home from work today (school district policy) and I am going back tomorrow. Here are some of my questions that I can not find answers to online!
- Why shouldn’t I throw away my eye makeup?
- What should I do to make sure FI does not get pink eye?
- Should I throw out my contact case?
Post # 3
I had pink eye last year! Here’s what my doc said…
1. Throw away mascara and eye liner. shadows should be okay, but wash brushes.
2. Wash your hands a LOT!
3. Wash your contact case in really really hot water and mild dish soap but rinse it extremely well (as in, let it soak for hours in more hot water). You don’t want that crap on your contacts! Also, leave your contacts out until the infection is gone.
Post # 4
I’ve never been a big make-up girl, but have had pink eye several times. I don’t think I threw away my eye make-up any time I had pink eye, but if in doubt– throw it out.
I would throw out the contact case.
The biggest thing is to make sure you don’t touch your eyes without washing your hands. And make sure he does the same. I’m incredibly suceptible to it. My daughter brought it home from daycare several times. I got it, but she never displayed any symptoms. As long as your careful about washing sheets, pillow cases, and hands he should be okay.
Post # 5
I get pink eye a lot and my FI has never gotten it. I would make sure you wash your pillow cases (and maybe keep changing them until you’re not contagious anymore). I would throw away your contact case and some of your make-up–for sure mascara, eyeliner, and any eyeshadow brushes. You can probably keep your eyeshadow if you wipe off the tops of them. If you feel more comfortable though, throw it all away! Feel better!
Post # 6
I would get rid of mascaras and eyeliners. Wash any eye makeup brushes. Replace your contact lens case and wash you hands a lot and try not to touch your eye area! I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 7
toss the contacts and any makeup that comes in contact with your eyes: liner, mascara and the brushes. also replace your case or at least toss it in lots and lots of hot water and mild soap. and make sure to keep washing your hands. hope it clears up soon!
Post # 8
I was all ready to answer your questions, but you’ve gotten consistently good advice. I’m of the better safe than sorry. Typically 24 hours after starting antibiotics you are ok to go back to work and it isn’t supposed to spread- supposed to- being the key phrase there.