Signs and Symptoms of Pink eye in Kids

Pink eye in kids is a disease need caring by many parents. Pink eye or conjunctivitis is a popular disease in both adult and kids. When a person gets pink eye, there will appear the dilation and reddening of the blood vessels in the whites of the eyes. That is one of the reasons why they called this disease is pink eye. The causes of pink eye often results from either a bacterial or a viral infection.

 Pink eye in KidsThere are some typical signs and symptoms of pink eye in kids that parents should know and remember.

Kids with the pink eye will have green or yellow discharge from their eyes and the white parts of their eye and the inside of the lower eyelid will be red, upon awakening, eyelids may be crusted over. When caused by bacteria, the discharge is normally more pus-like. It also goes on to flow during the day. Some forms of bacterial conjunctivitis can cause an extremely heavy discharge. The discharge will stick the eyelids together. This will make your kids very unpleasant whenever they wake up. Tears and discharge may lead to some blurred vision. Your child might complain that it feels like something is in his eye. It is terrible.

Additionally to bacterial infections, kids could have pink eye from allergies (allergic conjunctivitis), that can cause their eyes to be red, itchy, and tearing.

Viral infections can also lead to pink eye. In addition to being intensely red, kids with a virus that causes pink eye will have tearing and a white discharge.

A scratched eye or corneal abrasion can also cause tearing, redness and pain in a child’s eye. While most infections affect both eyes, an abrasion would be expected to just cause symptoms in one eye.

This disease is contagious so we should take care the kids, prevent spreading infection and have a good treatment following the direction of doctor to have best result.


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