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Is pink eye especially dangerous during pregnancy?

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Pink eye is not necessarily dangerous during pregnancy, although the cause of the redness may be. According to OnlyMyHealth pregnant women who may have pink eye should see their doctor to determine the cause of the irritation.

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OnlyMyHealth explains that only a doctor can determine if the benefits of taking medication for pink eye outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that conjuctivitis, or pink eye, is a condition that occurs when the thin, clear tissue inside the eyelid and white part of the eye become inflamed. Pink eye can occur due to allergic reactions, viral or bacterial contamination, or exposure to other irritants. Pink eye causes the blood vessels to become more visible, making the eye appear pink or red.

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