Patient :2 weeks ago my nephew was very sick and diagnosed with many problems including pink eye. Since then my sister and my son have came down with pink eye. A week ago they were better and I started to get itchy watery eyes. I have been disinfecting my entire house to get the germs out and it seems like I'm having no luck. My parents came to visit us and they both contracted it. My dad finally went to an eye specialist and the Dr told him it was viral pink eye. I went to the Dr yesterday as well and the doctor could not tell me what kind of pink eye I have, just that I also have sinusitis. He gave me eye drops, z pack and prednisone. I've already missed 1 week of work and cannot afford to lose another. How long is this contagious for and how does it spread? How long will this last? I don't wear make up and the towels and wash cloths are being washed after a singe use, as well as Lysol wiping everything from toys to furniture. Please help!
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