Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane covering the front of the eye or conjunctiva and red eyes cause. Conjunctivitis first affects only one eye, but usually after a few hours to infect the eyes.
Conjunctivitis symptoms such as watery eyes and itching. In addition, if conjunctivitis caused by allergies, sometimes tacky coating appear on the eyelashes.
Treatment and diagnosis of conjunctivitis may help initially, to limit the spread because conjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease.
Causes of Conjunctivitis
There are several things that can cause inflammation of the conjunctiva and conjunctivitis pathogenesis. Here are some of the causes:
allergic conjunctivitis or allergic reactions to dust mites or pollen.
conjunctivitis caused to irritants such as shampoo, eye lashes or chlorinated water exposed rub through irritation of the eye.
infectious conjunctivitis or caused by a virus or a bacterium.
Treatment of conjunctivitis
Antibiotic eye drops are used to treat bacterial infections cause severe conjunctivitis, but most require no treatment for the symptoms of conjunctivitis usually disappear within two weeks.
Clean with eyelids and lashes with a cotton swab and water from a layer of sticky or crunchy. Before symptoms of conjunctivitis is missing, do not wear contact lenses first.
Try to avoid allergy triggers. Treatment with antihistamines are commonly used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. To prevent the spread should share towels or pillows, and wash your hands regularly.
Most of conjunctivitis which causes serious health problems will not happen, but it can be frustrating for patients with allergic conjunctivitis, be especially.
Although rare, complications of conjunctivitis can cause serious problems, such as scarring of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis strictly. In addition, other serious infectious diseases, such as meningitis can occur if the infection spreads caused the conjunctivitis.