• FACTS FROM THE NURSE’S OFFICE

     

      Conjunctivitis is the medical name for “Pink Eye”.  Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria virus or allergies.  Bacterial conjunctivitis usually produces a thick yellow discharge or pus causing the eyelids to stick together. 

     

      You can come in contact with the bacteria that causes “pink eye” by touching surfaces that have been contaminated.  These surfaces can be in any public place or your home. 

     

      For students that have “Pink Eye”, it is required that he/she be treated with antibiotic eye medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school. 

     

    PREVENTION

     

      Wash hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer.

     

      Wash hands prior to and after touching eye.