How Do I Determine If I Have Pink Eye?

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To determine if you have pink eye, you need know the causes and symptoms of pink eye. According to those causes and symptoms you may get a preliminary determination. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a kind of inflammation or infection on the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the white part of your eyeball and lines your eyelid. Since the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva are inflamed, they're more visible. Then your eyes appear to be pink or reddish. Causes of pink eye include:
  • Allergies
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Eye inflammation
  • Chemical ingredients in cosmetics
  • Chemical splash in eyes
  • Tear duct blocking: especially for babies
  • Use contact lenses, especially extended-wear lenses
Symptoms of pink eye include:
  • Redness
  • Tearing
  • Itching
  • A little gritty feeling
  • A discharge in eyes which will prevent your eyes from opening
If you have problems with your eyes, you’d better seek medical attention in time. Keywords: determine pink eye
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