It is also known as pink eye. It is an infection or inflammation of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball.
Causes of Conjunctivitis:
- Allergies: such as pollen, dust or smoke.
- A foreign object in the eye.
- Irritants such as shampoos, dirt.
Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can spread easily from person to person, but it`s not a serious health risk if detected early.
Symptoms of Conjunctivitis:
- Redness in one or both eyes.
- A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.
- Thick yellow discharge that crust over the eyelashes during the night and may prevent the eye from opening.
- Teary eyes
- Blurred vision.
Prevention of Conjunctivitis:
- Wash your hands often.
- Don`t touch your eyes with your hands.
- Use a clean towel everyday.
- Don`t share towels.
- Change pillow cases often.
- Don`t share eye cosmetics or personal eye care items
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