According to AskAVetQuestion.com, pinkeye caused by a virus is not passed from dogs to humans, and people are unable to give it to dogs as well. However, it is possible, though unlikely, for the bacterial form of pinkeye to spread from dogs to humans.Continue Reading
WebMD describes pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, as a common eye inflammation in dogs. There are several types. The typical symptom is a discharge coming from a reddened eye.
Treatment depends upon the specific form of pinkeye a dog has contracted, WebMD indicates. The affected eye is sometimes washed with saline solution several times daily. Antibiotic or corticosteroid eye ointments are also used in certain circumstances.Learn more about Vision
Dogs cannot get the herpes virus from humans, according to WebMD. Canine Herpes Virus, also known as "fading puppy syndrome," lives in an adult dog's reproductive and respiratory systems. It is transmitted through aerosol droplets in the air, or through direct contact with infected dogs, according to the ASPCA.Full Answer >
Hookworm transmission from dogs to humans occurs when people consume the parasite larvae unintentionally. This may occur through making contact with an infected dog prior to eating, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Hookworm larvae can also penetrate people's skin. Signs and symptoms of hookworm skin infections include red areas that resemble tunnels, as the parasites migrate under the skin and significant itching. Intestinal infections occur when people and dogs ingest hookworms.Full Answer >
The treatment for eye blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus includes the administration of antiviral drugs such as acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir, according to WebMD. Conditions such as eye blisters caused by a sty are treated with antibiotic drops and, in severe cases, minor surgery, Mayo Clinic reports.Full Answer >
Viral eye infections usually don't require any treatment because they clear on their own once the virus has run its course, but bacterial eye infections are treated with prescription antibiotic eyedrops. However, antiviral medication may be prescribed if the viral infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus, states Mayo Clinic.Full Answer >