3 Things You Should Know About Pink Eye
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With kids back in school, preparation for the inevitable spread of germs is on parents minds. Back to school season is an excellent time to prepare your medicine cabinet for the unavoidable bugs your kids will contract from their friends. Pink eye is one of the more common ailments parents and teachers see since children often forget to wash their hands or cover their mouths when coughing and sneezing. This guide to things you should know about pink eye will be a handy reference throughout the school year.
What is pink eye?
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation of the thin clear covering of the white of the eye and inside the eyelid. Pink eye is a condition caused by one of three things: a virus (like the common cold), a bacterial infection, or an allergy. The viral version is extremely contagious (can be spread by coughing or sneezing), but with at home treatment will typically clear up on it’s own within several days. The bacterial version, which is also contagious (spread through direct contact) should be treated immediately and can cause damage if left untreated. The allergen version is caused by typical seasonal changes like pollen or dander and can also easily be treated at home.
What are the symptoms of pink eye?
Not surprisingly, a symptom of conjunctivitis is a pink appearance in the eye itself. A viral pink eye usually results in watery, itchy eyes that are sensitive to light. Bacterial conjunctivitis will often result in a greenish yellow discharge in the corner of the eye and often causes the eyelids to stick together after waking up. Allergic conjunctivitis usually manifests itself with watery, burning, and itchy eyes usually accompanied by a stuffy nose.
How do I treat pink eye at home?
TRP PinkEye Relief is homeopathic medicine that brings temporary relief for the redness, burning, watering, and overnight crusting of conjunctivitis. The eye drops can be used throughout the day for relief as needed and use 100% natural ingredients that are safe and gentle. TRP PinkEye Relief has no known side effects or interactions with other medications and can be used in children and adults ages two and up. The product is the recipient of the 2017 Women’s Choice Award for America’s most recommended pink eye relief product and is readily available at major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS, RiteAid, Kroger, and Walgreens.
While anyone can get conjunctivitis, preschoolers, schoolchildren, college students, teachers and daycare workers are particularly at risk for the contagious types of pink eye because they work closely with others in the classroom. This makes back to school season a prime opportunity to stock up on pink eye treatments for your children and family.