November 24, 2014
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.