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Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
2 doctors agree
In brief: Either or both
Tree pollen in the spring often causes itchy, red eyes (allergy) and can be treated with avoiding outdoor pollen, taking an antihistamine by mouth or allergy eye drops (otc or rx).
If the redness is accompanied by pus or pain then infection is most likely. Often people with itchy eyes rub them for relief and cause an eye infection on top of their allergy. This requires a call to you doctor.

In brief: Either or both
Tree pollen in the spring often causes itchy, red eyes (allergy) and can be treated with avoiding outdoor pollen, taking an antihistamine by mouth or allergy eye drops (otc or rx).
If the redness is accompanied by pus or pain then infection is most likely. Often people with itchy eyes rub them for relief and cause an eye infection on top of their allergy. This requires a call to you doctor.
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to tell
If it happens every spring, starts in both eyes equally, and correlates with the tree pollen counts in your area, it is probably allergy.
I always prefer to take eye symptoms seriously - vision is important! you should get it checked out by your doctor or an allergist.

In brief: Hard to tell
If it happens every spring, starts in both eyes equally, and correlates with the tree pollen counts in your area, it is probably allergy.
I always prefer to take eye symptoms seriously - vision is important! you should get it checked out by your doctor or an allergist.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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