Conjunctivitis is the term for inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis is the most common and most serious eye redness and discomfort.
There are four types:
It is not always easy to tell which type you have. May have more than one type at a time. Determine the type of treatment.
Both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are infectious.
Allergic conjunctivitis can be caused by pollen, cosmetics, animals, cloth, and other allergens.
Conjunctivitis and chemical air pollution, chlorine in swimming pools, and noxious fumes.
You have one of four types If your eyes look puffy, red with white in the eye and the inner eyelid, and was not efficient, fire and tears.
Conjunctivitis virus if:
Occurs in outbreaks in schools and other institutions, to you and all your friends have it, and it affects both eyes in one or two days of each other.
Major viral conjunctivitis eye catching. Some types are highly contagious and spread through droplets from coughs or sneezes of someone across the room.
Bacterial conjunctivitis if:
The eyelids stick together on waking in the morning because of pus in the eye.
It is allergic conjunctivitis if: itching like crazy and if you start when you rubbed your eyes after petting a cat or a dog, or if certain seasonal pollens low-grade irritation.
The chemical conjunctivitis if: both eyes are affected after exposure to a chemical.
First, take steps six steps to minimize discomfort and speed recovery no matter which type you have:
Do not wear contact lenses under any circumstances for any eye infection and for at least one week after all symptoms have disappeared. Carefully clean and disinfect your contact lenses after an eye infection.
Do not wear makeup for eye infections and toss your makeup supplies after infection, possibly due to contamination.
Swim face cloth with warm or cold water as a simple method to compress to relieve the discomfort. Apply several times a day.
If pus is present (bacterial conjunctivitis) of the eye should be washed as often as necessary to keep the eyes clean. Before implanting every drop is determined, wash the eye with sterile saline solution. Buy a solution from the pharmacy or their homes with boiling water, leave to cool to room temperature in a clean area, and then dissolving in a cup of table salt 5ml of water.
If crusting of the eyelids (conjunctivitis especially bacteria), gently wipe them clean with a lint-free cloth dipped in salt solution.
Do not turn a blind eye if pus is present.
Both actions, in accordance with further types:
Although viral conjunctivitis is self-limiting to walk alone (ranging from seven days to several weeks) and did not respond to treatment, making the virus more susceptible to infection conjunctiva others. Antibiotic drops help.
Visit your doctor in case of bacterial conjunctivitis in the eyelids to stick together. You need antibiotics to clear the infection.
For allergic or chemical conjunctivitis, try over-the-counter antihistamine and decongestant combination drop.
See your doctor if:
Symptoms worsen, if your eyelids stick together or if the epidemic.
See your eye doctor right away if you have:
Loss of vision. With conjunctivitis had no loss of vision, blurred only temporary.
Photophobia (sensitivity so when looking at bright light).
Epidemic viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. Stay away from people with this condition. Never share towels, handkerchiefs or facecloths with an infected person. Wash hands thoroughly after coming into contact with an infected person.
Allergic and chemical conjunctivitis, try to identify and avoid exposure to substances that cause allergies.
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