Symptoms – Your child may experience itching, redness, watering, or draining of one or both eyes. Following sleep, the eyelids may stick together.
Transmission – Children rub their itchy eyes, collect the drainage, and spread conjunctivitis to others. Schools and day care centers will not permit children to attend with conjunctivitis unless they are being treated with antibiotics. Viral conjunctivitis usually lasts 3-7 days.
Prevention – Keeping the hands washed, eyes wiped clean, and using antibiotic eye drops (when indicated) will help prevent spread.
When to Schedule an Appointment:
If you think your child may have pink eye, call 301-279-6750 and speak with one of our advice nurses or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org