Preventing Pinkeye


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If you have conjunctivitis, you can help limit its spread to other people by following these steps: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Wash them especially well before and after Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes. This can worsen the condition or spread it to. How to prevent pink eye In general, you shouldn’t touch your eyes with your hands, especially if you haven’t washed your hands recently. Protecting your eyes in this way should help prevent pink.

Pasture management is another component of pinkeye control. Grass that is headed out can irritate eyes, causing them to tear and thus attracting face flies. Keeping pastures trimmed can reduce this irritation. The best way to deal with pinkeye is to get ahead of it and stay ahead of it. Do this by using a broad-based approach that includes fly control, vaccination.

Clean the infected eye regularly. Whenever drainage begins to build in your eye, you need to wipe it away to prevent bacteria from festering. Wipe the eye starting at the inside corner, next to the nose.

Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a infection of the eye’s conjunctiva usually caused by a bacteria or virus that results in red, itchy, painful eyes. Learn more about the symptoms. To reduce the symptoms of bacterial or viral pink eye you can: Take ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain killer. Use over-the-counter lubricating eyedrops (artificial tears).

Put a warm, damp washcloth over your eyes for a few minutes. To do this, practice some eye hygiene tips: Change your pillowcase and sheets every day. Use a clean towel every day.

Wash your hands after you come in contact with potentially contaminated items. Protect yourself and others from pink eye Wash your hands often with soap and water, and help young children do the same. Wash hands especially well after touching someone with pink eye or their personal items. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes. Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye problem caused by an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the outermost layer of the eyeball which causes the pinkish hue.

Pink eye can be caused by bacterial infections, viruses, eye allergies, or contact-lens related problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with pink eye should wash their hands often with soap and warm water. Keep a hand sanitizer handy (at least 60 percent alcohol) for situations when soap and warm water are not available.


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To prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, wash hands frequently, make sure the infected person uses his or her own towels and washcloths (change them daily), launder sheets and pillowcases in hot water, and use a clean pillowcase each night.

“The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide” by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Always wash your hands before instilling eye medications and do not allow the tip of the medication dropper or ointment to touch your eye or eyelashes.

“Emergency Nursing Procedures E-Book” by Jean A. Proehl
from Emergency Nursing Procedures E-Book
by Jean A. Proehl
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Clean eyes with warm, moist cloth from inner to outer canthus to prevent spreading infection.

“Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition” by Jill C. Cash, Cheryl A. Glass
from Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition
by Jill C. Cash, Cheryl A. Glass
Springer Publishing Company, 2014

• Teach the patient to instill eyedrops and ointments correctly—without touching the bottle tip to his eye or lashes to prevent the spread of infection.

“NCLEX-RN Review Made Incredibly Easy” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from NCLEX-RN Review Made Incredibly Easy
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004

Avoid spreading conjunctivitis to the other eye or other individuals (aggressive handwashing).

“Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook” by Department of Defense
from Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook
by Department of Defense
Skyhorse, 2011

To prevent spread during outbreaks of conjunctivitis caused by adenovirus, health care facilities must set aside specified areas for treating patients with or suspected of having conjunctivitis caused by adenovirus to prevent spread.

“Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing” by Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare, Janice L. Hinkle, Kerry H. Cheever
from Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing
by Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Suzanne C. O’Connell Smeltzer, et. al.
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Open the eyes and instill medication: For each eye, separate the eyelids and instill a 1 4-inch ribbon of erythromycin ointment along the lower conjunctival surface; begin at the inner canthus and move to the outer aspect of the eye.

“Clayton's Basic Pharmacology for Nurses” by Michelle Willihnganz, Samuel L Gurevitz, Bruce D Clayton
from Clayton’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses
by Michelle Willihnganz, Samuel L Gurevitz, Bruce D Clayton
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Patients should avoid touching their eyes, shaking hands with others, sharing towels or bedclothes,6 and swimming in public pools.4 The health care provider also must take care to wash hands with antimicrobial soap after examination of a patient with conjunctivitis.

“Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice” by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook, JoAnn Trybulski
from Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice
by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

• Gently squeeze the tube or ampoule to apply medication into the conjunctival sac from the inner canthus to the outer canthus of each eye.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

To instill an ophthalmic ointment, apply a fine line of the ointment along the inside rim of the conjunctival sac, working from the inner to the outer eye canthus.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
by Adele Pillitteri
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

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  • Two children in my son’s kindergarten class had pink eye. One girl who sat right next to my son. The girls mother was told by our school that 24 hours after eye drops are administered, she can go back. Please do not send your child back to school until the eyes are healed! My son got it, my 2 year old, and I got it! IT IS VERY VERY CONTAGIOUS. This is an outrage. Very disappointing coming from a pediatrician from the Mayo Clinic. If the pink eye is viral, antibiotic eye drops do absolutely nothing. I was told this by our eye doctor. You can get it from air droplets, sharing utensils, like pens, markers, a desk. The children need to be separated from the other kids then, if they have to go back to school. We kept our son home, so the virus wouldn’t spread. The only way antibiotic drops will work, is if there is a bacterial infection. You can get these tests done in the Doctors office by simply getting a sample of the eye discharge. This is so upsetting because we all got it and only 2 kids out of 19 in the class had it, and spread it around because their family was given the wrong information! Pink eye hurts and it is not fun to deal with, this should be taken more seriously in schools!

  • Keeping your hands clean is so important when it comes to your eyes, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer. Before you touch your eye—and before you put in or remove a contact lens—wash your hands with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel. Some germs and bacteria that come from your hands can cause eye infections, like bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye). When you touch your eye, whatever is on your fingers goes right onto your eye’s surface. This is one way that people catch colds—rubbing their eyes while they have cold virus germs on their hands.

  • You’re such a nice doctor who is modest and willing to explain! I wiiiiiiiish my doctors were like you! Thank you so much for all the explanations! They were super helpful.

  • I have pink eye and it hurts a lot I can’t look at bright light so I’m on my room with a night light and my phone brightness all the way down and I have to wait 3 days till I go to the doctor

  • For anyone thinking it can be cured in one minute, sorry but it can’t, pink eye caused by a virus will last around 5 days and will go away on its own without treatment, while bacterial has to be treated as long as the redness stays, and then for two more days after or it will come back. If bacterial is left untreated, it can and will leave permanent damage to the eye

  • I have *viral?) pink eye in both eyes, it and it fucking sucks. Looks like my eyes have been punched and I can’t even go out without looking like i’m crying. it’s been 4 days, definitely feels like the end of the world when you have something that seems like forever trying to go away.

  • I’m just getting over this I think bacterial eye infection and now my left eye is burning me and now eye mites how to get rid of

  • i really paranoid rn because i woke up with red and i was tearing up the whole day,, but i don’t have a sneeze or crusty or puss so i’m really confused,,, i really hope i don’t have pink eye

  • Hi doc, I’ve had viral pink eye for 9 days now redness isn’t going away much quite slowly I’m wondering how link does it take for eyes to go back to normal )pink part of the eye to go white again)? My eyes are still sore and quite itchy I can’t stop itching these I’ve been using eye wash which helps now and again.

  • I would be very thankful if anyone can help or has any recommendations. I have had eye ache, and inflammation on my eyes for ages. Last year,I went to 6-7 doctors, who said I do have very good eye vision(+1.5 both of them) and I don’t have any problem at all. But, I was suffering a lot, even I quit my job last year due to inflammation on my eyes. After, one year, I am still not working due to the inflammation and ahce on my eyes. Today, I went to a doctor and he said me that, I have Vernal conjunctivitis and Blepharitis. How can I cure this? My eyes are very sensitive. I can’t look at laptop screen for long time. I am designer but can’t work as a full time employee due to problems in my eyes. Is there anyone who experienced this? Any Recommendations? Thank you very much.