Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)




Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is a very common issue. Pink eye is inflammation of parts of the eye and eyelid. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly in daycares and schools. Thankfully it is not a serious condition and can be treated quickly with the proper medication.

The hallmark of conjunctivitis is redness around the white parts of your eyes, which is why it gets the name “pink eye”. Other symptoms include itchiness in the eyes, a feeling of objects in the eye, or a grittiness, discharge from the eyes that make it difficult to open in the morning, and tearing. While these symptoms are uncomfortable, they will not affect your vision. Pink eye is highly contagious so if you experience any of these symptoms, immediately wash your hands and take steps to prevent this from spreading to your environment or those around you. If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them as soon as possible.

Causes Most cases of pink eye are the result of a virus, but they can also be caused by bacteria, allergies, a foreign object in the eye, or a chemical splash. Your chances of contracting conjunctivitis increase drastically when you are exposed to someone infected with the viral or bacterial form of pink eye.

Conjunctivitis can be treated at home and should disappear for you within a few days. We will be able to help you, so please schedule an appointment if you think you have it. With MahaDoc, no need to wait long anymore! See a doctor online today!


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