Pinkeye In Children

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It's spring! The flowers and trees are blooming.  It also means that a seasonal uptick in pinkeye is on the way.

 
 

Signs that you should have your child evaluated by a medical professional:

  • Swelling around the eye
  • Significant pain
  • Eye is stuck shut from drainage
  • Any concern for chemicals or other substance got in the eye
 

 
Pinkeye, also called conjunctivitis, is common in children. Pinkeye in kids is usually caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies or an irritant in the eye. Symptoms of pinkeye include a red eye, pain, itching, feeling like something is stuck in the eye, or goopy discharge from the eye.  Treatment depends on the cause but may include cleansing or a prescription for eye drops.
— By COREY FISH, MD FAAP
 

 
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At Pacific Crest Children's Urgent Care, we have special tools to evaluate for scratches in the eye. We can also help determine if your child might benefit from antibiotic drops in the eye or other treatment. Call, schedule online, or walk in. We're here to help.

 

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