Eye and ear irritation can feel like much more than an inconvenience. With Sherwood Urgent Care, we get you back to feeling your best as quickly as possible.
Viral conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye. Pinkeye is a highly contagious disease that causes redness and swelling of the membranes that line the eyelid and the eye’s surface. The good news is, this disease is not usually serious. This condition is caused by:
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Dry eyes from exposure to wind and sun, or lack of tears
- Chemicals, smoke, or fumes
Treatment of pink eye varies depending on the condition. Typically, it’s focused on symptom relief. Stop in to Sherwood Urgent Care and Infusion Center, and our urgent care physicians will take excellent care of you.
Bacterial Eye Infections
Bacterial infections are contagious and can spread quickly, with the most common cause of spread being unwashed hands. When a bacterial eye infection has set in, you may notice gray or yellow drainage from the eye, mild pain, and swelling of the upper eyelid. Once you receive antibiotic treatment from one of our healthcare specialists, you should be able to return to school or work within 24 hours.
Objects in Eye: Removal
It’s not uncommon for something to make its way into the eye at any given time, such a dirt or makeup, which the eye will usually expel on its own. However, other objects can get stuck and cause serious damage to the cornea or pupil. Should something make its way into your eye, our healthcare professionals would be happy to remove it for you and clean the area to prevent infection.
When you experience ear pain or loss of hearing, it can throw you off balance and make moving through your day more difficult than it should be. Stop into Sherwood Urgent Care now to receive immediate ear infection treatment.
Come to Sherwood Urgent Care for eye and ear pain assistance without an appointment.