The nurse is assessing a child with conjunctivitis. The nurse suspects bacterial infection because of the presence of which symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis?


•Bacterial conjunctivitis involves one or both eyes, has mucopurulent drainage, grittiness of the eyes, crusting, and may cause the eye lids to stick together.

•Runny nose and cough are often associated with allergies and allergic conjunctivitis.

•Watery eyes, eye pain, and swollen eye lids can be associated with all types of conjunctivitis.

•Bilateral foreign body sensation is associated with allergic conjunctivitis.

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