Commonly known as Pinkeye, bacterial conjunctivitis is identified by:
  • Burning, itchy eyes
  • Mucus discharge from one or both eyes

Treatments for this disease include:
  • warm compresses applied to the infected area
  • Antibiotic eye drops

Bacterial conjunctivitis is highly contagous and can be prevented.
Some prevention methods include:
  • Washing hands often
  • Not sharing towels with infected people
  • Not sharing eye makeup

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