Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Things you can do at home

(HealthDay News) -- Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection that's common in children. Experts say there are steps you can take at home to help those itchy eyes feel better.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests:

  • For pinkeye that's triggered by an allergy, create a cool compress using a damp, wrung-out clean cloth. Be sure to use a different cloth for each eye to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Apply a warm compress for pinkeye caused by a virus or bacteria.
  • Use lubricating eye drops, which are available over the counter.
  • See a doctor if symptoms don't improve.
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