Causes of Pinkeye
Pinkeye can be caused by many of the bacteria and viruses responsible for colds and other infections, — including ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats — and by the same types of bacteria that cause the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Pinkeye also can be caused by allergies. These cases tend to happen more frequently among kids who also have other allergic conditions, such as hay fever. Some triggers of allergic conjunctivitis include grass, ragweed pollen, animal dander, and dust mites.
Sometimes a substance in the environment can irritate the eyes and cause pinkeye; for example, chemicals (such as chlorine and soaps) and air pollutants (such as smoke and fumes).
who knows what your child had or how the silver may or may not have come into play. there is no need to jump to conclusions or to take chances. if the child still has pink eye that persists, then perhaps a doctor is in order. you can play with silver when it doesnt involve the eyes.
a chicken pox party might not be a bad idea in the near future. a sufficiently iodinated child would fare well with a good chance of keeping the virus from hiding dormant in the body. many of us who have supplemented Iodine
heavily have had bouts with shingles. i do believe i was able to unbury mine and remove it. i have no proof other than my own experience.