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Health Tip: What's Behind Allergic Pinkeye?

Frequent causes of allergic conjunctivitis

(HealthDay News) -- Allergic conjunctivitis, sometimes called allergic pinkeye, is characterized by red, crusty, itchy and watery eyes.

The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common triggers:

  • Ragweed, grass, tree and other pollens.
  • Animal dander or secretions, such as saliva.
  • Irritating cosmetics, perfumes or medications.
  • Smoke and air pollution.
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