What should I do to treat pink eye?

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is where the white part of the eye becomes red and causes irritating symptoms to a patent’s eyes and vision. When one or both eyes becomes infected it can lead to significant health complications if patients don’t get the appropriate treatment options.

Whenever you have pink eye, it may help to visit your local urgent care center to get a variety of treatment options for injuries and illnesses. Since pink eye is a non-emergency medical ailment, it may be useful for patients to consider urgent care for the more affordable treatment options and shorter wait times!

What are the common causes of pink eye?

Pink eye is usually caused by a bacterial or virus that gets in-between the eyelids or directly on a patient’s eye. The body’s reaction to the infection cause direct inflammation of the eye, which leads to vision and other eye-health complications. A full list of the most common pink eye causes includes:

  • A foreign thing in eyes or reaction to irritants
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

What are the initial symptoms of pink eye?

Patients may not experience symptoms until a few days after a pink eye infection. However, most patients will have noticeable and aggravating symptoms during a full-blown pink eye infection. The most common pink eye symptoms to look for include:

  • Redness in the eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes 
  • Yellow or White discharge from the eyes

How to Prevent Pink Eye from spreading when infected

Pink eye can spread quickly and become even more agitating if patients continue to spread the infection. Here are a few ways in which patients can prevent pink eye from becoming more aggressive:

  • Avoiding touching eyes with hands
  • Wash the pillow cases everyday
  • do not use eye makeup
  • do not share your towels
  • Change your towels or wash clothes everyday

Personal hygiene and maintenance are key to ensuring that pink eye is manageable. Use these tips before visiting urgent care to ensure your symptoms are under control.

When to see an urgent care provider:

If your redness of the eye is increasing accompanied by blurred vision and pain. If the symptoms seem to worsen with passing time.

Treatment for Pink eye is available at AFC Urgent Care Warrington. Everyone including the residents of Central Bucks located around Warrington, Warminster, Doylestown, Horsham, Chalfont, and Hatboro can walk-in between 8:00AM – 8:00 PM on Weekdays and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends.