Health Tip: Avoid Spreading Pinkeye
(HealthDay News) -- Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a highly contagious infection that causes eye redness, discharge and irritation.
The Nemours Foundation suggests how parents and children can help prevent the infection's spread:
Teach your child to wash hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly.
Never let children share eye drops, pillow cases, towels/washcloths, tissues or eye makeup.
After you've treated an infected child's eyes, immediately and carefully wash your own hands.
Safely discard any gauze or cotton balls used to clean your child's eye.
Wash your child's linens in very hot water separately from the rest of the family's laundry.
For children who get allergic conjunctivitis, frequently vacuum your home, and keep windows closed when outdoor allergen counts are high.
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