We all understand that raising children is a full-time job. And keeping our little ones healthy is one of the most challenging portions of that job description. No matter how many times we tell our children to wash their hands and keep them away from their eyes or out of their mouth, they rarely pay heed to our words.
Conjunctivitis, better known as pink eye, is one infection that all parents will likely see. While it’s usually not serious, can spread easily, meaning it can sweep through preschools and playgrounds fast. So getting it treated quickly is important. The symptoms of pink eye are easy to spot. The lower whites of the eyes are usually red. Kids might say the eye is itchy or hurts. Another telltale sign? The crusting and oozing that’s most noticeable after a child wakes up.
With the help of our Telemedicine Services New Jersey, you can consult with the best primary care physicians Dr. Adil Manzoor & Dr. Diana Larrea, over audio, video, or chat, get accurately diagnosed, and receive the best treatment that your child requires. Our physicians can determine whether you have pink eye and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan.
Pink eye symptoms
Redness in the white of the eye
Inflammation around the inner eyelid
Itching or burning sensation
Eyes feel gritty
Increased tear production
Thick, yellow discharge that becomes crusty
Green or white discharge from the eye
Causes of Pinkeye
In children, the condition is often grouped into either newborn or childhood conjunctivitis. For each group, there are distinct causes and treatments. Check with your Family Practice Physician in New Jersey if you suspect your child has pink eye.
Viral Conjunctivitis: It is a common cause of conjunctivitis and is caused by a virus. It is highly contagious. Can easily be spread by coughing, sneezing, or hand-to-eye contact. It typically clears up on its own after the virus has run its course but a medical consultation is required.
Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Caused by bacteria, this type of pink eye is contagious and may cause damage to the eye if left untreated. Often it is spread by contact with an infected person or exposure to contaminated surfaces.
Allergic conjunctivitis: Allergens are often the cause of this type of pink eye, such as pollen, dust, and animal dander. Flare-ups can be seasonal or year-round. While not contagious, determining the specific cause is key to preventing its occurrence in the future.
Treatment for pink eye will depend on what type of infection you have. The viral pink eye often goes away on its own by taking ample rest. Antibiotic treatment will be required for the bacterial pink eye. Once the source of irritation is eliminated, the allergic pink eye will often go away on its own.
If symptoms have improved, your child can usually go back to school 24 hours after starting antibiotics for bacterial pink eye. The viral pink eye is different; if you have signs, you can spread the condition. Your doctor can tell you when it is safe for your kid to return to school.
Simple Treatment is Minutes Away
The good news is that, via telemedicine, pink eye is easily diagnosed and treated. The treatment varies depending on the cause of conjunctivitis but may include warm compresses, anti-allergy medications, over-the-counter eye drops, or prescribed eye drops.
When you avail of our telemedicine services powered by PatientMD, you not only get diagnosis and treatment in a matter of minutes, Mobile Medicine New Jersey also provides 360-degree patient care which includes multiple follow-ups with proper treatment plans. In case of any delayed progress arising due to the complexity of the condition, our highly trained primary care physicians pay a visit to your home in person for a better understanding of your health issues and take necessary actions as required. You just need a high-speed internet connection and a laptop or any smart phone and connect with your doctor in just a few minutes. Moreover, your child gets the proper care that is required while avoiding the risk of exposure. We also provide after-hours or weekend telemedicine services.
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To wrap up:
Keeping in mind the current pandemic situation, it is always advisable not to leave the house unless and until it's necessary. Pink eye, though not very serious but needs immediate medical attention. In case of any visible symptoms, schedule a telemedicine appointment at the earliest with our primary care physicians.