Pink Eye

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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis):

 

Symptoms: Conjunctivitis is  redness and soreness in the eye. You child may have itching, pain, or drainage in one or both eyes, and in some cases a fever.

 

Spread: By touching secretions from eyes, nose or mouth. Or by touching contaminated surfaces or objects.

Treatment: Conjunctivitis is often times viral and will resolve on its own. It can last up to 2 or 3 weeks. If your health care provider suspects you have bacterial conjunctivitis, an antibiotic drop may be prescribed.

Comfort measures could be tried in an attempt to relieve symptoms. A warm or cool compress on the eye can help with pain or discomfort.

It's important to wash hands to prevent spread of conjunctivitis and to avoid touching your eye if pink eye is suspected.