If you, your spouse, or one of your children comes down with a case of pink eye (more formally, conjunctivitis), you need to act quickly and effectively to treat it and keep it from spreading to the rest of the family. First, you’ll need to know how to spot it early before it spreads to anyone else.
Symptoms of conjunctivitis
If you have pink eye, you’ll likely feel like you have something gritty or itchy in your eye. Blinking and rubbing your eye won’t help, and neither will eye drops or flushing your eye with water. This is one of the most common early warning signs of conjunctivitis, and it can create a very easy means to spread the infection to your other eye and to other people.