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Pink Eye Prevention


Strategies to avoid conjunctivitis include:

  • Do not share makeup or eye drops with anyone else
  • Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, pillows, and handkerchiefs
  • Wash hands frequently, and keep hands away from eyes
  • Wear watertight goggles when swimming
  • Clean contact lenses daily and never sleep with them unless approved by your eye doctor
  • In case of allergic conjunctivitis, avoid irritants and place allergy-proof covers on your pillows and mattress
  • Your eye doctor can discuss other methods to prevent conjunctivitis, depending on the cause

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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