Complete Information on Conjunctivitis

By: Juliet Cohen

Conjunctivitis commonly known pink Eye. It is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. The cause of pink eye is commonly a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction or - in newborns an incompletely opened tear duct. Pinkeye also can be caused by allergies. 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).

STDs can extend easily from one persona to the next, but not it will be serious of risk for the health if diagnosed quickly. Someone with conjunctivitis can be contagious on from 7 to 14 days after signs and symptoms conjunctivitis can also cause your eye to hurt or itch. Redness, with irritation and moisten eye will be symptoms general to all forms of conjunctivitis. Itch and to shut throats is variable. All children are vulnerable, although the reasons change in the course of time. Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria is processed with the antibiotics its antibiotic can be given as drops, ointments, or pills of eye.

Drops or ointments of eye can be applied to the interior of century. Sometime medicine cannot treat conjunctivitis caused by a virus. This type of conjunctivitis often results from a common cold. Just as a cold must run its course. It is helped relieve symptoms by applying a cold compress. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may make a child with pinkeye feel more comfortable. You can clean the edges of the infected eye carefully with warm water and gauze or cotton balls. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and antihistamines may be prescribed. Some patients with persistent allergic conjunctivitis may also require topical steroid drops.

To treat irritating substance of conjunctivitis, use warm water for five minutes to wash the irritating substance from the eye. You should also avoid further exposure to the irritating substances. To prevent pinkeye caused by infections, teach kids to wash their hands often with warm water and soap. If you know your child is prone to allergic conjunctivitis, keep windows and doors closed on days when the pollen is heavy, and dust and vacuum frequently to limit allergy triggers in the home. They also should not share eye drops, tissues, eye makeup, washcloths, towels, or pillowcases with other people.

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