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January 4th, 2017, 05:53 PM
newbie swimmer, i have a case of the pinkeye but it isn't severe. I have a meet coming in a couple days. will I be able to compete still since I'm wearing googles? or is it still contagious.

January 5th, 2017, 08:35 AM
There are three types of pink eye (conjunctivitis) -- viral, bacterial, and alergic. Viral is highly contagious. Bacterial is contagious though direct contact (including sharing goggles). And obviously alergic is a reaction to something you've been exposed to. If you don't know which type you have...for the safety of others it might be best for you to stay away from the pool until it COMPLETELY clears up. Have you been diagnosed by a doctor?

Also, make sure you're cleaning your goggles thoroughly after each use...and don't share them.