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Pink eye can occur as the result of infection or allergies. It is a highly contagious condition, especially among children, and its visible symptoms make it difficult to hide. The best way to cure pink eye is to visit a doctor for an official diagnosis and treatment plan. A medical professional will be able to tell you whether your pink eye is caused by an eye infection or is the result of an allergic reaction, and can prescribe you antibiotics if needed. However, there are also many home remedies to relieve symptoms and resolve pink eye.

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1. Cold Compress

The primary symptoms of pink eye include redness and pain or itching in one or both eyes. Using a cold compress can alleviate these symptoms and give patients some temporary relief. To prevent a potential infection from spreading, use a disposable cold pack or place in a disposable or washable sleeve. Leave the cold compress on for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. In order to prevent frostbite, do not allow the compress to directly contact the skin or eyes, and remove if any discomfort occurs. This will reduce pain and give the eye a break from itching and rubbing, which may worsen the problem.

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