Is pink eye worth a trip to a MyCare Express Care Clinic urgent care?
Yes! Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is highly contagious, which is why it is important to see a medical provider as soon as symptoms show up to begin treatment. If you have touched the infected area around your eye, it can easily be passed to others.
What are the signs and symptoms of pink eye?
Go to an emergency room immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:
The good news is that with prompt treatment, pink eye will clear up rather quickly. Upon examination, a medical practitioner at MyCare Express Care Clinic may prescribe an antibiotic eye drop treatment. A steroid eye drop may also be prescribed to reduce conjunctivitis related inflammation. We also recommend using a warm water treatment to remove any pus or crusts from your eye as a result of the infection.
If you wear contact lenses as prescribed by your eye-care provider, we will encourage you to stop using them and wear your prescription glasses until the infection has cleared.