Q. I have pink eye. Can I have sex?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 04, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have pink eye. Can I have sex with my wife as we are trying for pregnancy? Please suggest.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • So, I would not advise you get intimate with your wife for next 2-3 days till you get better.

For further queries consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Hi doctor,

I am under medical treatment for conjunctivitis for the past 5 days. Symptoms have reduced, but not cured completely. Still is it contagious?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • It is difficult to say as the inflammation must have been subsided by now, but the infection might be there.
  • Since you are planning to have a baby, I would advise you to avoid intimacy for a day or two more.
  • If your wife gets pregnant and catches the infection, she would have to undergo medicine exposure.

For further queries consult an internal medicine physician online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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