Who can get pink eye?
Anyone can get pink eye. However, children are more prone to it because, at school, they come in close contact with many others.
How long does pink eye last?
Anywhere between 4 to 15 days, depending on the intensity of the viral/bacterial infection and how promptly you start medical treatment.
Is there a single remedy for all types of red-eye?
No. The pink-ness is a symptom. If it is an allergy, the doctor will prescribe you antihistamines. If it is a bacterial infection, you will need antibiotics. STDs like herpes will require a completely different course of treatment
Should I visit a doctor?
Yes. It might not be serious but get a medical opinion regardless because the inflammation could have been caused due to other reasons. Situations, where you should immediately go to the doctor, are if your newborn gets pink eye or if your infection persists beyond three weeks.