Pink Eye Treatment

Pink Eye

Are you or your child struggling with red, irritated, sore eyes? It could be pink eye. Don't wait - save your spot online or walk in for convenient same-day, evening, weekend, and holiday care. We're here for you every day of the year!


What is Pink Eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, happens when the conjunctiva is irritated by a viral or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction. A person with pink eye will have eyes that become red and swollen (inflamed), and sometimes they can discharge a sticky pus. Conjunctivitis can occur in one or both eyes. Some types of pink eye are very contagious (easily spread from person to person), such as pink eye caused by a bacterial or viral infection.


Bacterial infections of pink eye can be treated with a course of antibiotics, which should start to clear the infection within the first few days. Viral infections of pink eye cannot be treated with antibiotics, but instead are typically given pain-relievers or antihistamines to ameliorate symptoms until the immune system clears the infection from the body.

What causes pink eye?

Pink eye has many causes – some are contagious, some are not. Causes of pink eye include:

  • Bacteria – Bacterial pink eye is most common among children. It’s highly contagious once symptoms start and for as long as the eye is producing discharge.
  • Virus – Viral pink eye often occurs along with a cold or upper respiratory tract infection. It’s also contagious and can spread before you have any symptoms.
  • Allergy – Allergic pink eye is your body’s reaction to an allergen, such as ragweed, dust mites or animal dander. This type of pink eye isn’t contagious.
  • Irritants – Irritants in the air, such as chemicals, smoke or dust, can also cause pink eye that’s not contagious.


Pink eye in newborns can be caused by bacteria, virus, irritation or a blocked tear duct. It could also be caused by a sexually transmitted infection acquired during birth. If your newborn shows signs of pink eye, promptly see your doctor.

When should I worry about pink eye?

If you are experiencing the symptoms of pink eye along with any of the following, it may be recommended to visit a healthcare professional as soon as possible:

  • Pain in the eye(s)
  • Sensitivity to light or blurred vision
  • Intense redness in the eye(s)
  • Symptoms that get worse or do not improve, including a suspected bacterial infection of pink eye that does not improve after 24 hours of antibiotic use
  • A weakened immune system

Newborns and infants with symptoms of pink eye should be seen by a doctor right away.


Find an Urgent Care Near You

DOC-AID Urgent Care provides pink eye treatment to patients of all ages. Visit any of our conveniently located urgent cares in Laredo Tx, Weslaco Tx and Tx Pharr Tx for STD testing. With extended hours, seven days a week, there is no need to take a day off from work to receive high-quality health care. Contact us or book an appointment online.

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Why DOC-AID Urgent Care



We believe in working together to get you the urgent care you need, valuing your input and working together to create a treatment plan that aligns with your needs and goals.

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We understand that you have a lot on your plate. And when you’re not feeling your best, the last thing on your mind is waiting for the care you need.

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We accept most major insurance plans, and urgent care usually means lower co-pays compared to the ER. Don't have insurance? We offer reasonable rates to make sure everyone gets the quality care they deserve.

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Open Late Night

Need immediate but non-emergency care? We offer extended evening hours for urgent, non-emergency needs, providing convenient after-work options.


Locations for Doc-Aid Urgent Care in Laredo, TX

Monarch Drive Laredo, TX

  • 2438 Monarch Drive Suite A-375 Laredo, TX 78045
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E. Saunders Laredo, TX

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