What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid & can be caused by virus, bacteria, and allergens.
- Eye pain
- Swelling of the eyes
- Redness in the eyes
- Yellow, green or watery discharge from the eyes which collects overnight and crusts over the eye
- Itching of the eye
- An enlarged lymph gland in front of the ear
- Excessive tearing of the eye
- Runny nose
- In the morning when you wake up, put a drop of your prescribed medication & also before going to bed.
- Wash face & eyelids with mild soap.
- Conjunctivitis is a contagious infection, so to avoid its contact with other members of the family wash towels, Bed sheets, pillow covers with hot water & detergent which come in contact of the eye separately. Wash your hands each time you touch your eye to avoid further infection.
- Keep Children Home until it subsides.
- Even after trying all these remedies your infection worsens instead of healing then consult a specialist for appropriate treatment.
- Never scratch your eyes, as this can put pressure on the cornea and may even worsen the infection. Let your eye heal by itself.
- Avoid sharing common articles such as unwashed towels, glasses.
- Don’t use eye drops in non infected eye that were used for an infected eye.