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Tips to prevent conjunctivitis – redness of the eyes

September 22, 2012  by: Nupur  Points: 5   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 1451

Conjunctivitis is a contageous infection of the eyes. It causes redness of the eyes and discomfort. The article highlights the symptoms an tips to prevent infection from conjunctivitis.

         

Signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis


• Redness in the infected eyes.
• Pain in the eyes.
• Watery or turbid discharge from the eyes.
• Swelling of the eye lid.
• Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the infected eye.
• Diminution of the vision of the infected eye.

What is conjunctivitis?


Conjunctivitis can be defined as the inflammation and infection of the eyes caused by virus, bacteria or allergy. This infection is highly contagious. It generally gets cured in 3-5 days.

Management of conjunctivitis


• Gentamycin eye drops – 2-3 drops 3 or 4 times daily.
• Eye rest till redness persists.
• Use of dark glasses till the signs persists.

Precautions


• Handkerchief and clothes used by the infected person should not be used by any other member of the house.
• Eye drops or any other medications should be used only after consultation of an ophthalmologist and proper diagnosis.




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