Pink Eye

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

Allergic pink eye

Allergic pink eye symptoms and signs are usually accompanied by intense itching, tearing, and swelling of the eye membranes. 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 decongestant eyedrops can provide relief. Avoiding exposure to the allergen particle that leads to the allergic reaction is most helpful. Your doctor can prescribe stronger medications if these home remedies are not adequate.

Reviewed on 2/14/2014

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