Unfortunate as Pink Eye is, it is very common. This may be due to its ease of distribution between carrying candidates. It’s as easy as rubbing your eye and shaking another’s hand, or using the same face cloth.
Many people will have Pink Eye at some point in their life. Therefore, it is very useful to know the symptoms in order to be able to spot it, steer clear of it, and avoid passing it on if you think you might have it. This will make recovery a smoother process, too! The symptoms differ slightly, based on the variety of pink (or red) eye a person has.
Symptoms of Pink Eye usually last five to ten days. They could go on as long as three weeks or more, depending on the severity. If symptoms last more than ten days, you will likely benefit from seeking medical counseling or treatment to ensure safe proceeding. If you have complications such as a weakened immune system or wear contact lenses, consult your doctor immediately. Many forms of Pink Eye are contagious, so make sure to determine which kind you have before returning to the general public, work, friends, or family.
1. When White Turns Red
The white part of the eye will appear red when an individual has contracted Pink Eye. This is the most universal symptom of all the types of Pink Eye. This makes sense, upon considering its name. This redness is a red flag, so to speak, when seeking to detect Pink Eye. It is also helpful when seeking to detect it in other people, so you can know to steer clear! At least, if you wish to avoid contracting it. This seems similar to the bright red that is often seen in nature when a snake or insect is warning of its toxic poisonous nature. Steer clear the red!