Facebook Pixel

Pink Eye Prevention

Prevention

Strategies to avoid conjunctivitis include:

  • Do not share makeup or eye drops with anyone else
  • Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, pillows, and handkerchiefs
  • Wash hands frequently, and keep hands away from eyes
  • Wear watertight goggles when swimming
  • Clean contact lenses daily and never sleep with them unless approved by your eye doctor
  • In case of allergic conjunctivitis, avoid irritants and place allergy-proof covers on your pillows and mattress
  • Your eye doctor can discuss other methods to prevent conjunctivitis, depending on the cause

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

The Latest in Pink Eye Prevention

ASK Your Health Question

It's FREE and you'll get a response within 24 hours

ASK

POST Info, Tips & Stories

Inspire others to learn from your experiences. Tell your story!

POST
Get Email Updates

Pink Eye Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!