Question: Does Conjunctivitis Require Isolation?

Does conjunctivitis need isolation?

If you have conjunctivitis but do not have fever or other symptoms, you may be allowed to remain at work or school with your doctor’s approval.

However, if you still have symptoms, and your activities at work or school include close contact with other people, you should not attend..

What are the precautions for conjunctivitis?

Avoid touching your eyes with unwashed hands. Do not share items used by an infected person; for example, do not share pillows, washcloths, towels, eye drops, eye or face makeup, makeup brushes, contact lenses, contact lens storage cases, or eyeglasses.

Is conjunctivitis contagious?

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.

Is there a non contagious conjunctivitis?

Eye allergies can lead to a common, non-contagious reaction called allergic conjunctivitis. It can be triggered by allergens like pollen, animal dander and dust mites.