November 29, 2015

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What infections cause pinkeye, what are infectious pinkeye symptoms, and how are they treated? (Part 3)

Chlamydia pinkeye

Pinkeye due to infection with chlamydia is an uncommon form of bacterial pinkeye in the U.S., but it is very common in Africa and Middle Eastern countries. Chlamydia can cause pinkeye in adults and babies. It is a cause of pinkeye in adolescents and adults that can be sexually transmitted. Chlamydia pinkeye is typically treated with erythromycin (E-Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, PCE, Pediazole, Ilosone) or oral tetracycline (Sumycin), except in children less than 8 years of age, because of possible discoloration of the teeth. Continue Reading

Reviewed on 2/19/2015