Pink eye may look different depending on its cause. According to the AAO, allergic conjunctivitis usually causes very red, watery eyes and swollen eyelids. Bacterial pink eye may cause a sticky white or yellow discharge from the eye. Viral pink eye causes very red eyes and a watery discharge.
How do I know if my toddler has pink eye?
What Exactly is Pink Eye and How Do You Know If Your Toddler Has It?
- A red or pink tint to the whites of the eyes.
- Eye pain that could include burning or itching.
- Watery or gritty discharge from the eyes that makes the eyelids stick together.
- Swollen eye area.
- Unusual sensitivity to lights.
- Excessive tearing.
How do I know if my toddler has an eye infection?
What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Eye Infections?
- Dry eyes.
- Light sensitivity.
- Pus or mucus discharge.
Is pink eye a symptom of Covid in toddlers?
Pink Eye May Be a Symptom of COVID-19 in Children, New Study Suggests – American Academy of Ophthalmology.
How do you treat conjunctivitis in toddlers?
The GP will determine what type of conjunctivitis your child has, and may recommend treatment with antibiotic drops for bacterial conjunctivitis. Treatment should be applied to both eyes, even if only one eye appears to be infected. Continue using the drops for two days after the discharge stops.
Do I need to take my child to doctor for pink eye?
When Should I Call the Doctor? If the pinkeye does not improve after 2 to 3 days of treatment, or after a week if untreated, call your doctor. If your child has increased swelling, redness, and tenderness in the eyelids and around the eye, along with a fever, call your doctor.