Polysporin Pink Eye

Pink Eye

Pink eye is one of the most common disorders of the eye. It is also known as conjunctivitis. It can be caused by an allergy, bacteria or a virus.

Signs of Infection :

  • Redness in the white of the eye.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Itchiness or a feeling of having sand in the eye.
  • A discharge that tends to be clear when caused by an allergy, or thick and yellow-white when caused by a bacteria.
  • A viral infection may be accompanied by a sore throat and/or a tender node in front of the ear. The discharge also tends to be more watery than sticky.
  • An allergic infection may be accompanied by swollen eyes and other symptoms of allergy, such as a runny nose. It also often occurs during the typical allergy seasons (spring and fall).

Note : Pink eye does not usually affect vision or cause pain. In the case of either of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately.


Prevention Tips :

Know the cause

Bacterial :

Redness, itchy/gritty feeling, sticky yellow-white discharge.

Viral :

Redness and itchy/gritty feeling with a clear discharge and possible sore throat.

Allergic :

Redness and itchy/gritty feeling, swelling of eyes, runny nose, occurs during allergy season.


Treatment of bacterial pink eye :

  • Ask your pharmacist for effective treatment, such as POLYSPORIN® Eye/Ear Drops for Pink Eye
  • Apply one to two drops, four times daily for 7 to 10 days. Before use, read package insert for more complete information on dosing and cautions.
  • Soothe itchiness with a warm compress and bathe eyes in warm water several times a day.

Prevent the spread :

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use an antibacterial sanitizing hand gel.
  • Avoid touching eyes.
  • Don’t share towels or washcloths. Wash towels and facecloths in hot water.

Special Notification:

Supply Shortage of POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye drops:
Dear Valued POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye Consumers and Customers:

We are experiencing an ongoing supply shortage of POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye drops in Canada. We understand that this product meets an important need and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

While we are working to resolve this situation, product availability across Canada will continue to vary over the coming months. If you need to purchase POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye drops we suggest that you contact your local retail pharmacy in advance to confirm if they have product in stock. If you suspect you or your child has Pink Eye and you are unable to find POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye drops, we recommend that you consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you would like to be notified when POLYSPORIN® Pink Eye treatment will be consistently available in stores, please complete this form indicating that you would like to receive notification regarding POLYSPORIN® supply in the questions or comments section. Alternatively, you can call our Consumer Care Center at 1-800-661-4659 to request an email notification.

We deeply regret this situation and are working diligently to provide you with the level of service that you expect from us. We value your business and thank you for your interest in the POLYSPORIN® family of products.

The POLYSPORIN® family of products team


POLYSPORIN® Eye & Ear Drops


Eye/Ear Drops for Pink Eye

Sterile antibiotic for the treatment of infections of the external eye/ear, such as pink eye.