Symptoms and Treatment
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or a bacterial or viral infection. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious and is spread by contact with eye secretions from someone who is infected.
Symptoms of Pink Eye include:
- Redness in or around the eye
- Puffy and sore eye
- Itching, burning or stinging eyes
- Watery eyes or discharge; may form a crust during the night
Pink Eye Treatment
If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, connect with a doctor online today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. MUSC Health Virtual Care teams provide treatment for conjunctivitis starting at the age of 2 years old.
**Note care team includes physicians, nurse practitioner (NP), and Physician Assistants (PA)