Conjunctivitis is commonly referred to as pinkeye. This disease results in the inflammation and redness of the eye membrane. Pinkeye may be initiated by chemical agents, viruses, allergies and bacterial infections. Chronic medical condition may also cause pinkeye. However, viral or bacterial infections are the primary causes.
Treatment of Pinkeye. It is recommended to use antibiotics (i.e., ointment, eye drops or pills) to treat pinkeye caused by a bacterial infection. Viruses are not affected by antibiotics. Pinkeye due to a viral infection may last for 4-7 days. Allergic pinkeye may be alleviated using allergy medication. Pinkeye due to chemical agent should be washed with water for 5 minutes and then treated by a doctor.