Conjunctivitis, sometimes known as “pink eye,” is an infection- or allergy-related inflammation of the conjunctiva (a thin, clear membrane that covers the inside of the eyelid and the white part of the eye). The pink eye comes in a variety of forms, some of which are extremely infectious and transmit quickly from person to person which can affect one or both eyes.
Main Causes of Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or by allergies. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can spread from one person to another easily.
How to Know If Someone’s Getting Pink Eye?
- A scratchy feeling in the eye
- Red eyes
- Burning, itchy, or watery eyes
- Painful eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Blurry or hazy vision
- Excessive amounts of mucus, pus, or thick yellow discharge from the eye.
- Eyelashes stick together because of discharge.
Best Treatment for Conjunctivitis?
- The cause of conjunctivitis can be anything, the best way to treat is to visit an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist will prescribe you the medicine based on the cause of the conjunctivitis
- Placing a cool, wet washcloth on the eyes can help to feel more comfortable.
How to Stop Conjunctivitis from Spreading?
- Use a clean towel to wipe your face and eyes.
- Hands should be washed often. Always wash your hands before and after using the restroom, eating, or after coughing or sneezing.
- Do not touch eyes unnecessarily.
- Do not use eye makeup while your eyes are infected, bacteria can live in makeup. Discard your makeup kit if you have an eye infection.
- Do not share your personal belongings with others.
- Do not wear contact lenses until the conjunctivitis subside.