Since barley grains are produced on the basis of a bacterial infection, they are in principle contagious. The main danger, however, is the spread to adjacent structures on your child's face, such as the eye socket. For this reason, a barley grain should not be touched.
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Low risk of infection
For other people, the risk of infection is very low, in contrast, for example, to a contagious conjunctivitis. Therefore, your child may also use barley seeds in kindergarten or at school.
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Author: Dr. Hubertus Glaser