The pink eye symptoms you have may vary based on the type of conjunctivitis you have.
If you have a bacterial infection causing your pink eye, you may find crusting on your eyelids and a heavy discharge from your eyes that may be greenish at times. This infection may spread to both eyes.
With viral conjunctivitis, crusty eyelids and watery eyes with a light discharge is likely. While many cases of viral pink eye infect only one eye, this infection can also spread to the other eye.
If allergies are causing your conjunctivitis, you will find your eyes to be itchy, red and tearing. It is likely you may have a stuffy, runny or itchy nose as well.
Signs of pink eye
- Mild eyelid swelling
- Redness in the white of the eye (conjunctiva) or the inner eyelid
- Increased tearing, mucous or pus production
- Eye irritation
- Foreign body sensation
- Itchiness of the eye
- Mild blurred vision due to mucus or pus
- Crusting of eyelashes in the morning, possibly gluing the eyes shut
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