Conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye is the infection or irritation of the outer membrane of the eye giving a characteristic pink appearance. This condition can be caused by allergies, viruses or bacterias. Some symptoms include redness, itching, swelling and drainage from the eye. Pink eye is very contagious and can spread very easily from person to person.
It is important to wash your hands frequently and try to avoid the secretions of anyone with pink eye.
If you notice any of the symptoms of pink eye, it is important to be evaluated as there is a risk for complications. Bacterial pink eye requires antibiotic eye drops prescribed by a provider.