Pink Eye

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Symptoms and Signs

Pinkeye is characterized by reddening of the conjunctiva of the eyes, discharge from the eyes, and can be accompanied by other signs of infection like sinus congestion and runny nose.

Common pinkeye symptoms and Signs

  • Cough
  • Earache
  • Eye Discharge
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Redness
  • Itching Eyes
  • Pus Drainage From Eye
  • Runny Nose
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Swollen Eyelids
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Tearing

What is "pink eye"?

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is inflammation of the membranes (conjunctiva) covering the whites of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents, irritants, and toxic agents, as well as to underlying diseases within the body. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are common in childhood, but they occur in adults as well. Pink eye can occur in people of any age. Overall, however, there are many causes of pink eye. These can be classified as either infectious or noninfectious. Pink eye does not cause any changes in vision.

Reviewed on 2/14/2014

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