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is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

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Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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