It is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or a bacterial or viral infection.

What is conjunctivitis (Pink eyes)?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids, who go to public school in the US, miss three million school days every year because of pink eye.

Here is what you can do to when your child gets conjunctivitis:

1. Change pillow cases and sheets every day.

2. Use a fresh towel every day.

3. Wash your hands after touching personal items.

4. Proper disposal of used tissues.

5. Avoid touching your face.