When an eye is itchy and red, most people assume that it is a pink eye infection. While this eye disease is quite common, there are also other health conditions that might cause similar symptoms. Before you jump to conclusions, it is important that you learn more about pink eye. Then, you can talk with your eye doctor to find the best treatments for your discomfort.
These are a few of the most common questions we hear about pinkeye:
If you have pink eye, then it is essential that you are proactive to keep your hands clean. Avoid touching your eyes, and always make sure to thoroughly wash your hands immediately after touching any area near the eye. These practices reduce the likelihood that the infection will be passed to other people.
Also, it is best to talk with an experienced eye doctor about the right treatment solution. Treatments vary depending on the cause of the infection. An optometrist can examine the eye and make recommendations about the right way for you to overcome the problem.
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