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Health Information For Parents
Pinkeye (or conjunctivitis) is
of the white part of the eye and the inner eyelids. It can be caused by allergies, irritating substances, or infection from a
Some kinds of pinkeye go away on their own, but others need treatment with antibiotics. When pinkeye is caused by an infection, it can be spread easily from person to person.
Wash hands well and often, especially after touching eyes. Don’t share eye ointment, washcloths, towels, and pillowcases. Talk to your doctor if itchy, watery, or red eyes are a frequent problem — allergies might be the cause.
If some household things seem to irritate the eyes, try:
Pinkeye is the most common eye problem kids can have. It causes redness, itching, inflammation, and pus to collect in the eyes.
Conjunctivitis, commonly called pinkeye, is an inflammation of the tissue covering the eye and inner surface of the eyelid.
Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is the most common eye infection affecting kids. Learn more about pinkeye and how to prevent it from spreading.
At various times of the year, pollen and mold spores trigger the cold-like symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Most kids find relief through reduced exposure to allergens or with medicines.
Even if you’re lucky enough to have perfect vision, taking care of and protecting your eyes is vital to keeping your peepers perfect. Learn all about how to take care of your baby blues (or browns or greens) in this article.
What does it mean when your eyes water? It’s not the same as crying – or is it?
Although most allergic reactions aren’t serious, severe reactions can be life-threatening and can require immediate medical attention.
The eyes are small compared with most of the body’s other organs, but their structure is incredibly complex. Learn more about eyes, vision, and common problems with both.
Although your eyes are small, their structure is incredibly complex. Find out how they work in this body basics article.
Chloe and the Nurb take you on a tour of the eyes and how seeing happens. Watch this How the Body Works movie!
It’s important for kids to have their eyes examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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