Conjunctivitis is the swelling or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. More commonly known as, “pink eye,” conjunctivitis can be caused by allergies, infections, or chemical exposure.
Symptoms often include redness of the eye and itching. A white, clear, or yellow discharge may also be present.
Treatments vary depending on the underlying cause of the condition. It is important to avoid spreading spread of conjunctivitis. Make sure to wash your hands and avoid touching the infected eye. Stop the sharing of towels or wash clothes to help minimize any potential spread.
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