Alternate Names : Pink Eye
What are the treatments for the infection?
antibiotic eye drops or ointments for conjunctivitis caused by a bacterial infection
eye drops containing antihistamines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, or corticosteroids if allergies are the cause
oral antibiotics if topical antibiotics alone do not solve the problem
removal of foreign matter from under the lids if this has caused the inflammation
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Eye drops may cause irritation or an allergic reaction. Antibiotics may cause stomach upset, rash, or allergic reaction.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Most of the time, conjunctivitis clears up without any further problems.
How is the condition monitored?
Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.