Convenient Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Treatment Available Daily in St. Clair Shores, MI
Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye,” is a common eye infection—especially for children, but adults can have it, too. Pink eye will usually go away on its own without medical treatment, but it’s contagious. Additionally, other more serious eye conditions can mimic conjunctivitis symptoms. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to seek an accurate diagnosis and treatment whenever you or your child has pink eye symptoms.
Springfield Urgent Care’s walk-in clinic in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, treats infants, children, and adults for a wide variety of non-life-threatening conditions, including pink eye. We’re open during extended hours seven days a week. Our wait times are short, and you don’t need an appointment. However, you can use our online booking service to reserve a time for your visit if you wish.
Common Pink Eye Symptoms
You might have conjunctivitis if one or both eyes are red and itchy. You may notice a discharge, which can form a crust while you’re sleeping, making it difficult to open the affected eye. Your eyes may also be more sensitive to light than usual.
What Causes Pink Eye?
Most pink eye cases are caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This can be the result of a respiratory infection, or it can happen when someone wears contact lenses that aren’t properly cleaned. Many children in school or daycare settings develop conjunctivitis because they touch germy doorknobs and other surfaces throughout the day, then rub their eyes without first washing their hands.
There are also conjunctivitis cases caused by allergies or eye irritation due to chemical exposure or a foreign object getting in your eye. These types of conjunctivitis are not contagious, but you should seek medical treatment if your eye has been exposed to a caustic chemical or a foreign object remains in your eye.
Why Choose Springfield Urgent Care for Pink Eye Treatment?
Springfield Urgent Care takes pride in offering affordable, high-quality, and convenient medical services to St. Clair Shores residents and visitors. We also accept many health insurance plans. Contact us today if you have questions.