Frequently Asked Questions

My day care requires antibiotic eye drops to be administered before allowing the child to return. Is this common? How should I approach care for my child if he probably has a viral infection?

It is very common for daycares to require antibiotic eye drops for your child, especially if infected with bacterial pink eye, which is highly contagious. Even if prescription eye drops, we recommended your children not be around other children, at least until the redness and discharge subsides. It’s always a good idea to talk with a doctor, at any stage of the infection.

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