Pinkeye

What noninfectious conditions cause pinkeye, what are noninfectious pinkeye symptoms, and how are they treated?

Allergic pinkeye

Allergic pinkeye symptoms and signs are usually accompanied by intense itching, tearing, and swelling of the eye membranes. Eye pain is minimal or absent. Frequent causes include seasonal pollens, animal dander, and dust. It is frequently seasonal and accompanied by other typical allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, or scratchy throat. Cold, moist washcloths applied to the eyes and over-the-counter (OTC) decongestant eyedrops can provide relief. Avoiding exposure to the allergen particle that leads to the allergic reaction is most helpful. A doctor can prescribe stronger medications if these home remedies are not adequate. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 2/19/2015