I have Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis), what should I do?
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Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye. It’s a kind of infection or swelling in the eye area. Blood vessels in the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that lines part of the eye, become inflamed. This gives the eye a red or pink color that’s commonly associated with conjunctivitis. Pink eye simply caused by some deadly viruses or bacteria. Conjunctivitis from a virus, on the other hand, is usually the result of one of the viruses that cause the common cold. Also some kind of chemicals can create pink your eyes. Chemicals like chlorine found in backyard swimming pools can cause conjunctivitis. Allergens like pollen can cause pink eye in one or both eyes. They stimulate the body to create more histamine which cause inflammation as a part of the body’s response to what it thinks is an infection. This, in turn, causes allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eyes is the most dangerous eye deceases than any other eye problems because no one diseases are highly contagious as pink eyes. It can be easily spread to one’s eye from another by hand contact. Also if you use the usage things of the patient then you will be also suffered from pink eyes. So we have to be always keep ourselves from the pink eyes but not to neglect them.
Symptoms : Normally the black or white eyes of a person turned into pink. Your eyes will be heavy as seems that you can’t open your eyes. Normally you will feel that your eyes becomes full of itchiness that are always bothering you to by keeping your eyes close or will make a thing very difficult to see. You can hardly see and object or a thing. Also your eyes become watery or thick discharge that builds up on the eye at night and abnormal amount of tears will store on your eyes. So it’s a very dangerous disease from which we all should keep ourselves free.
Remedy : Treatment of conjunctivitis depends on what caused it. If your pink eye is the result of a chemical irritant, there’s a good chance that it will go away on its own in a few days. If it’s the result of a bacteria, virus, or allergen, there are a few treatment options such as bacterial conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics are the most common method of treatment. Adults usually prefer eye drops. For children, however, an ointment might be a better choice since it’s easier to apply. With the use of antibiotic medication your symptoms usually start to disappear in just a few days. Unfortunately, if you have viral conjunctivitis there is no treatment available. Just like the common cold, there are no cures for a virus. In other words, your symptoms will go away in a 7 to ten days after the virus has run its course. In the meantime, using a warm compress, or cloth moistened with warm water, can help soothe your symptoms. To treat conjunctivitis caused by an allergen, your doctor will probably prescribe an antihistamine to stop the inflammation. Antihistamines like Claritin and Benadryl are over-the-counter medications that may effectively help allergy sufferers.
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