Friends DD is 16 and started college at 8.30AM. Just had a text from friend, saying that her DD has been asked to leave college as her eye is swollen and tender, with the bottom part of the under eye skin bulging a bit. She’s been told to go home in case she has pink eye, or similar.
AIBU to be surprised at this? Would people go into work with pink eye? Because I’ve had it recently and went into work, didn’t realise it could possibly be something you’d stay off work/school/college with!
I have DC but they never had pinkeye as far as I remember so I’m not sure how contagious it is! The thing is though she doesn’t definitely have pinkeye, she has a swollen under eye lid, nothing diagnosed. She’s in first year so not doing exams but has missed coursework content
I was thinking I'd never heard it on TV either, but I was wrong; there was a really great Saturday morning cartoon here when I was little called Pepper Anne, and there was a kid who perpetually had pink eye. His name was Pink Eye Pete.
Depends if it's because of infection, or because of an allergy really - allergies aren't catching!
I understand that (like ear infections) the standard treatment for the infectious sort is to wait it out these days, rather than use antibiotics.
Surprised she was sent home though - DS1's old primary let kids go in, as long as they were old enough to keep their hands to themselves (and it wasn't too gooey and therefore too hard for a child to keep safely clean)
I think because it’s said it US TV, people are more aware of the name ‘pink eye.’ Can’t remember which programme, but I remember them saying farting on pillows causes ‘pink eye’ because of the poo particles