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Conjunctivitis usually makes your eyes red, itchy and uncomfortable.

Conjunctivitis usually gets better on its own. Washing your eyelids with clean water can help. A pharmacist can advise about treatments to try.

To avoid spreading conjunctivitis, avoid rubbing your eyes, wash your hands regularly and avoid sharing towels and pillows.

If conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria, you may be prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection.

Conjunctivitis is where your eyes are red and sore. It's usually caused by an infection or allergy.

Page last reviewed: 22/04/2024
Next review due: 22/04/2027