Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
Yeah, just like it sounds, but only pretty if you're a flamingo.
- 15 min15 minutes
- Free (if eligible)Free (if eligible)
- Columbia Street Pharmacy (GUARDIAN)
➤ Self-assessment checklist: Red eye(s) plus discharge that is watery and mucus-like, or that is thick and white, yellow or green, and/or Scratchy, burning, itching or the feeling that something is in the eye ➤ Pink eye (also called conjunctivitis) is redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. The lining of the eye is usually clear. If irritation or infection occurs, the lining becomes red and swollen. See pictures of a normal eye and an eye with conjunctivitis. Pink eye is very common. It usually is not serious and goes away in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. ➤ Most cases of pink eye are caused by: º Infections caused by viruses or bacteria. º Dry eyes from lack of tears or exposure to wind and sun. º Chemicals, fumes, or smoke (chemical conjunctivitis). º Allergies. Viral and bacterial pink eye are contagious and spread very easily. Since most pink eye is caused by viruses for which there is usually no medical treatment, preventing its spread is important. Poor handwashing is the main cause of the spread of pink eye. Sharing an object, such as a face cloth or towel, with a person who has pink eye can spread the infection.
300 Columbia Street #112, Kamloops, BC, Canada