Health Tip: Is it Pinkeye?
Warning signs usually include very red, itchy eyes and discharge
(HealthDay News) -- Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is a common, often highly infectious inflammation of the conjunctiva, the eye's outermost layer and inside of the eyelid.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these common symptoms of pinkeye:
- Swelling and redness of the inside of the eyelid and/or white area of the eye.
- An increase in tear production.
- Crustiness on the eyelid and/or lashes.
- Discharge from one or both eyes that may be yellow, white or green.
- An itchy or burning sensation, or a feeling that there's something gritty in the eye.
- Increased sensitivity to light.
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