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pink eye - contageous while medicated??

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Old 08-29-2003, 09:28 AM   #1
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Question pink eye - contageous while medicated??

yesterday afternoon i noticed my right eye was just beginning to develop pink eye. i started using antibiotic drops that day (polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim opthalmic solution). this morning it had started in my left. it seems pretty mild, and im pretty sure it's allergic conjunctivitis from the symptoms and the fact that my other allergic symtoms have worsened as well. i've been taking antihistimines and it's been helping a lot with the itching (i frequently have severe itching in one or both of my eyes due to allergies - but until now never accompanied by pink eye).
in any case, my question is - how contageous is pink eye when one is using the antibiotic drops religiously? my boyfriend's parents are on vacation for the next 4 days and we have the house to ourselves. there is NO WAY im staying home as we've both been waiting for this vacation of theirs for MONTHS. but i'd absolutely hate to see him catch pink eye from me (he's a contact wearer, i dont know if that would make him more/less prone to infection). i plan on bringing my own pillow so i dont have to use his.... is there anything else i can do??

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