From Classroom to Playground: A Parent’s Guide to Handling Pink Eye

A group of kids are clapping along to music. They are sitting in their classroom.
A group of kids are clapping along to music. They are sitting in their classroom.

As the school bells chime and your little ones head into the classroom, there’s no time for pink eye to steal the spotlight. Parents have to deal with a lot of challenges—juggling work, home, school—so you need reliable solutions to be prepared for whatever comes your way.

Say hello to Polysporin® Antibiotic Eye Drops—the ultimate assurance you need for fast relief from bacterial eye infections, including the dreaded pink eye.

What is Pink Eye?

Also knowns as conjunctivitis, pink eye is a common and contagious eye infection that can quickly spread through close interactions in classrooms and playgrounds. When the eye gets inflamed due to an infection it leads to the classic symptoms associated with pink eye, including redness (hence the name), itching, burning, watering, and sometimes even swelling.

There are three main types of pink eye: viral, bacterial, and allergic. While viral and allergic pink eye can cause discomfort, it’s bacterial conjunctivitis that often raises the alarm as it’s highly contagious and can spread rapidly among kids in close quarters. It’s here that a reliable solution like Polysporin Antibiotic Eye Drops comes into play, offering fast relief of symptoms.

Fighting Bacterial Eye Infections with Polysporin

Since pink eye is a common ailment among kids returning to school it’s important to have a treatment in your medicine cabinet. The constant interaction and sharing of supplies can easily lead to the spread of infections. Polysporin Antibiotic Eye Drops works by helping to  eliminate the bacteria causing the infection, which helps to accelerate the healing process which can lead to rapid relief from symptoms.

Your child’s comfort is a top priority, and these eye drops are formulated to provide soothing relief from itching, burning, watering, swelling and redness—the usual suspects when it comes to eye infections. And since it’s available over the counter, or by simply asking your pharmacist your kids will get the relief they need quickly.

Fast Acting Relief

Polysporin Antibiotic Eye Drops are designed for fast-acting relief so your kids can bid farewell to itchy, red eyes, and welcome comfort back into their day. Whether it’s a school day or a weekend adventure, these drops help your child’s eyes feel better. Plus, since Polysporin Antibiotic Eye Drops is the #1 OTC brand recommended by Doctors and Pharmacists† you can trust its effectiveness and reliability in treating eye infections.

Not only are these drops suitable for pink eye, they are also suitable as ear drops for adults and children 6 years and older—just be sure to consult a doctor before using them on kids under 6.

Pink eye may be an inconvenient visitor, but can be managed with proper care and treatment. With kids back at school, being equipped with information and solutions to pink eye is essential for parents looking to keep their kids in the game, on the playground and in the classroom.


Remember to always read and follow the label. If symptoms persist, consult a healthcare professional. Polysporin is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, used under license.

†Pharmacy Practice+ Business and Profession Santé 2023 Survey on OTC Counselling and Recommendations (re: pharmacists) and The Medical Post and Profession Santé (re: physicians)


Thanks to Polysporin for partnering with us on this post.


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