• Can you get pink eye from touching your eye after touching your anus?


    Question:

    Can you get pink eye from touching your eye after touching your anus?


    Answer:

    You should not directly touch your mouth or anus and then directly touch your eye. Both the mouth and anus carry a lot of bacteria. These bacteria can cause bacterial conjunctivitis, which, in rare cases, can cause permanent vision loss. Always wash your hands vigorously with anti-bacterial soap if such an encounter happens prior to touching your eye.


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