Is It Ok to Go to School With Bacterial Pink Eye Disease
I think it is bacterial The doctor didn’t really say but my eye has had this greenish yellowish puss looking stuff coming out of it. I got these special eye drops for them and used them this morning and afternoon and I will use them once before bed.
I want to go to school tomorrow so I don’t miss much but I don’t want other kids to be fearful of getting sick and I don’t want them to get sick.
Plus I’m on antibiotics for a sinus infection so the antibiotics and I feel like crap right now, stomachache headache my throat is sore. I already missed two days last week from being sick and I don’t want to miss another 2 days. what should I do?
I wouldn,t. The pink eye is very contagious. when my wife got it, they insisted she stay home until symptoms went away. it took two days. Go to school keep the eye area covered with a patch treat then wash up real good stay clear of your friends and sit in the back of the rooms, this is very contagious…..
“Is it ok to go to school with bacterial pink eye?” — No, it is not. Both the viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are contagious.
“I think it is bacterial The doctor didn’t really say but my eye has had this greenish yellowish puss looking stuff coming out of it.” — It may well be bacterial but if the drops don’t make a significant difference in your symptoms in 4 days or so, then it’s likely viral and it will resolve on its own. Because of the color of the drainage, I’m inclined to agree with you. Viral causes a clear, watery drainage.
“Plus I’m on antibiotics for sinus infection ” — If you didn’t have a lot of swelling, pain, and fever, then the sinusitis could be viral and if it is, the conjunctivitis is probably viral as well and caused by the same virus. Still, I’m inclined to believe it’s bacterial.
“what should I do?” — You do what you’re doing now and you can use baby shampoo/body wash to clean your eyelids before you use the drops. Make sure you don’t touch the tip of the applicator to any surface including yourself. If you do, the drops will be contaminated and you will end up putting bacteria back into your eyes.
Wash your hands before and after doing anything for your eye area. You can use an ice pack on the bad eye and it will reduce swelling, redness, pain, and itching and ice packs can be used as often as you like.