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what can you do to tell the difference between allergies and pinkeye in babies?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye doc: There are actually many reasons for red eyes other than pink eye and allergies. Some can be serious. I recommend you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation.
Answered on Oct 9, 2013
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