What is conjunctivitis?
There are three main types of pink eye: bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction. The infectious form is caused by a virus or contagious bacteria. Allergies to pollen, cosmetics, animals or fabrics can cause the allergic strain of pink eye. The chemical strain of pink eye may be caused by irritants such as pollution, harmful smoke or chlorine in swimming pools.
Red eyes, inflammation of the inner eye lid, watery eyes, blurred vision and a burning sensation in the eye are only some symptoms of pink eye. To avoid contracting and spreading pink eye, it is important to avoid touching your eyes, wash hand thoroughly before and after applying medication and avoid sharing towels, face cloths and makeup. Seek treatment immediately should you suspect pink eye.