Harvard Health Blog
Most cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) don’t require antibiotics
By: Mallika Marshall, MD, Contributing Editor If you or your child has ever had acute conjunctivitis or “pink eye,” you know how nasty it can be. “Crusty,” “goopy,” “bloodshot,” “itchy,” and “gritty” are all common words used to describe the eye condition that affects some six million people in the US every year. What is conjunctivitis exactly?