Pink Eye

Self-care tips

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(HealthDayNews) -- Pink, watery and itchy eyes and crusty eyelids are common signs of conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. The condition is an inflammation of the eye's thin tissue and can be caused by allergies, preservatives in some contact lenses, chemical irritants or chlorine from swimming pools.

The University of Wisconsin Medical center recommends these tips if you have the condition:

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Wash your hands often to prevent spreading the infection to your other eye.
  • Use a warm, wet washcloth to gently soak off any crusting.


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