I was reading from allaboutvision and I found out there are three (3) types of pink eye, what Jaden had is called Bacterial Conjunctivitis.
- Viral conjunctivitis. Watery, itchy eyes; sensitivity to light. One or both eyes can be affected. Highly contagious; can be spread by coughing and sneezing.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis. A sticky, yellow or greenish-yellow discharge in the corner of the eye. In some cases, this discharge can be severe enough to cause the eyelids to be stuck together when you wake up. One or both eyes can be affected. Contagious (usually by direct contact with infected hands or items that have touched the eye).
- Allergic conjunctivitis. Watery, burning, itchy eyes; often accompanied by stuffiness and a runny nose, and light sensitivity. Both eyes are affected. Not contagious.
The first night Jaden woke up at around 1 am crying so hard. I checked and his eyes are stuck so I wiped it clean. The next morning thank God the discharge lessens. I continued his eye drops and I was really glad that after 2 days the discharge stopped. Now we're back to watching Barney :)
Read more about conjunctivitis HERE, it's symptoms, treatment and more importantly preventions.