Conjunctivitis, also known as red or pink eye, usually affects both eyes making them;
A number of things can cause Conjunctivitis;
Treatment isn’t usually needed for conjunctivitis because the symptoms often clear up within a couple of weeks.
There are however a few things you can do to self care at home to ease your symptoms.
Your local Pharmacist can also recommend eye drops or antihistamines to help with the symptoms.
You don’t need to avoid work or school unless you or your child are feeling very unwell. If there are a few children with conjunctivitis at your child’s school, you may be asked to keep them at home. Advice for nurseries and school can be read here.
You can find your nearest pharmacy at NHS Choices.