5 Tips for Treating Pinkeye
Has your child developed a red, itchy, crusty eye? The likely cause of this inflammation is pinkeye, or conjunctivitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that causes swelling of the conjunctiva, the thin layer that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the whites of the eye.
All types of conjunctivitis — viral, bacterial, and allergic — can clear up on their own, with the latter usually improving once the allergen is removed.Viral and bacterial pinkeye are particularly contagious, so to prevent spreading, ensure a speed recovery, and avoid long-term effects, our readers suggest the following treatments.