Pink Eye Treatment Clinic in Spokane, WA
Do you have watery eyes along with burning, itching, puffiness, and pain? These are the symptoms of pink eye and it can cause discomfort. Our doctors at Franklin Park Urgent Care Center can help you get the treatment you need. For more information, contact us or book a reservation online. We are conveniently located at 5904 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99208.
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What causes pink eye?
Do you need a prescription for pink eye?
Should I go to Urgent Care for pink eye?
What are the symptoms of pink eye?
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an infectious condition that affects one or both eyes, causing itchiness and redness. While most cases of pink eye are not serious, it is important to treat it as soon as possible, to limit the spread and ensure proper recovery. Treating pink eye is quick and easy, so come to Franklin Park Urgent Care Center today to get treatment
The primary types of conjunctivitis are:
Viral conjunctivitis — This type of conjunctivitis is caused by a virus, just like how influenza or the common cold is. This type of pink eye is highly contagious, but usually clears up on its own within several days or in worse cases a few weeks, without medical treatment.
Bacterial conjunctivitis — Caused by certain strains of bacteria, this type of conjunctivitis can cause significant damage to the eye if left untreated.
Allergic conjunctivitis — This type of pink eye is caused by eye irritants such as animal dander, dust and pollen, among susceptible individuals (those with allergic reactions). Allergic conjunctivitis may be seasonal due to contact with pollen, or flare up year-round due to contact with dust or animal dander.
Although many cases of pink eye resolve on their own, for fast recovery times it is imperative to seek medical attention. Seeking treatment for pink eye not only removes symptoms faster, but it also limits the spread of pink eye and the complications that can arise from it. Most urgent care and walk-in clinics can prescribe a medicated ointment or eye drops to expedite the healing process. If you are in need of these remedies, come to Franklin Park Urgent Care Center today!
Going to urgent care for the treatment of pink eye is a good decision for many reasons. First, urgent care clinics have minimal wait times, so you can get treated faster than at other healthcare facilities. Second, treating pink eye early on limits the chance of it spreading to others, like family and friends. lastly, when you treat the pink eye with medication, it limits the chance of complications from arising, which can cause permanent damage to the eyes.
Pink eye symptoms commonly include:
– The feeling of a foreign object in your eye, such as sand
– Red eyes
– Burning eyes
– Itchy eyes
– Painful eyes (usually with the bacterial form)
– Watery eyes
– Puffy eyelids
– Blurry or hazy vision
– Being extra sensitive to light
– Mucus, pus, or thick yellow discharge from your eye (typically experienced only with bacterial conjunctivitis)
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to get checked out right away, especially if you are exhibiting more than one of these symptoms. Come to Franklin Park Urgent Care Center to get treatment for pink eye in our safe and clean facility! We have a team of caring and professional staff members who can help you find relief from your symptoms as quickly as possible! For more information, we welcome you to call us or visit our clinic for a walk-in appointment. We serve patients from Spokane WA, Cheney WA, Deer Park WA, Millwood WA, and surrounding areas.