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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) by Natalie Israel

Natalia scaled for website low resPink eye can be caused by a range of different factors such as a virus, bacteria, or in many cases from eye irritants.

Symptoms May Include:

-Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid
-Increased production of tears
-Thick yellow discharge that get crusty over the lashes
-Green or white discharge from the eye
-Itchy eyes
-Burning eyes
-Blurry vision
-Increased sensitivity to light

You will want to seek treatment for pink eye because it may be very contagious. A doctor will be the one that will be able to properly diagnose whether your pink eye is bacterial, viral, allergies or irritant related. If necessary, a doctor will put you on the right medication to treat your pink eye.

How Do I Prevent Pinkeye?

– Hand washing, especially if you touch the eye area.
– Do not touch the infected eye. The infection may enter the body through the nose and mouth.
– Avoid sharing washcloths, towels, pillowcases with anyone.
– Don’t share eye drops or make-up such as eyeliner and mascara. Discard any used eye make-up and replace it.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.