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If you or a family member has pink eye, you can have it treated easily and right away here at AFC Urgent Care Pinellas Park. We’re your go-to urgent care and pink eye treatment clinic in Pinellas Park, FL. Drop in today for treatment right away, right on the spot, and we’ll have you or your loved one feeling better in no time.
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is the inflammation or infection of the lining of the eyelid. Pink eye can happen sometimes due to bacterial or viral infection, or sometimes an allergic reaction. It can happen to babies under different circumstances. Because pink eye can be contagious, it’s best to notice and address it right away.
Symptoms of pink eye typically include:
Consider going to urgent care for treatment, especially if your symptoms are due to contact lens use. Urgent care is amazing, as they can treat you without the need for an appointment.
If your symptoms may be due to contact lens use or if you’re experiencing symptoms and wearing contacts, take the contacts out, and go to urgent care for treatment if your symptoms don’t clear up within 12 to 24 hours, as urgent care will be able to rule out any kind of serious issue. You may want to go to urgent care regardless of what caused your symptoms, as pink eye can be quite contagious, so there’s a risk of spreading it, and urgent care can address the condition easily and quickly for you.
One of the best things about going to urgent care for pink eye is that an appointment is never necessary, so you can just walk in for same-day service and immediate treatment. The professionals at urgent care are more than capable of handling pink eye. If you haven’t seen us at AFC Urgent Care Pinellas Park before, we’re sure you’ll find our professionals capable and caring.
Typically, pink eye treatment is about symptom relief, possibly with artificial tears or with a cold or warm compress. You’ll need to avoid wearing contact lenses, if applicable, until you get better, and you may need to dispose of the lenses or disinfect them. You might also need to replace your lens case or, if applicable, your eye makeup. Sometimes antibiotic eye drops are the best treatment for pink eye, while other times (specifically, with viral infections) symptom relief is the only option for treatment.
It’s also possible to treat allergic conjunctivitis, and this may be when a prescription is necessary, like a prescription antihistamine or decongestant. No matter what caused your symptoms, you’ll find relief with us here at AFC Urgent Care Pinellas Park.
Yes, we do! AFC Urgent Care Pinellas Park has a treatment clinic near you at 7101 US Hwy 19 N Pinellas Park, FL 33781. You’re more than welcome to call us with any questions you have or to book an appointment with us, and you can reach us at (727) 201-8585, but you’re just as welcome to come visit us in-person for urgent care right on the spot. We’ll be able to treat you quickly and have you back home recovering soon. Our clinic is open to you and your loved ones 7 days a week.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at AFC Urgent Care Pinellas Park!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.