Eyes are very delicate and sensitive. If there is a minor problem with eyes, then the Conjunctivitis symptoms start looking instantly. Conjunctivitis is one such common problem related to the eyes, which is called conjunctivitis in medical language. It can occur in both acute and chronic forms and it gets better on its own in two weeks.
But in many people, conjunctivitis causes severe symptoms that require immediate treatment. Although this problem can happen to anyone at any time, it is more prone to happen in a hot and humid environment.
Know what is conjunctivitis? (Most common eye problem)
There is a transparent skinny thin membrane in the eyes, the conjunctiva disease, which covers the inner part of our eyelids and the white portion of the pupil of our eyes, in which inflammation or infection is called conjunctivitis or conjunctivitis.
When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become swollen, they become more clearly visible and the white part of the eye becomes red or pink. That’s why it is also called Pink Eye.
The problem of conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial or virus infection or allergic reactions in the eye. In youngsters, the problem of pink eye also arises due to not entirely opening the tear duct. It is a highly contagious condition, so it needs to be treated promptly.
What are the reasons?
Conjunctivitis disease can arise in children due to the blockage of the tear duct. And it can happen due to Infections, allergens, and exposure to chemicals in other people can source it. viral conjunctivitis
Most cases are caused by adenovirus. Apart from this, herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and other viruses including corona virus can also cause it.
Viral conjunctivitis often occurs in one eye, spreading to the other eye over a few days. bacterial conjunctivitis. Some bacterial infections also cause conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis may develop in our eyes due to both viruses and bacteria. It can be transmitted from one person to others directly or indirectly through contact with discharge from the eyes of an infected person. Infection may appear in one or both eyes.
Allergic conjunctivitis can develop from contact to allergens such as pollen.
Exposure to chemicals
Conjunctivitis Symptoms also occur when someone’s eyes come in contact with a chemical
Conjunctivitis can be very rough and painful, but it does not affect vision. It is highly contagious and can spread very quickly to other people. So be prepared if you get these symptoms
• Red or pink appearance of one or both eyes.
• Burning or itching in one or both eyes.
• Abnormally excessive tearing.
• Watery or thick discharge from the eyes.
• Gritty feeling in the eyes.
• Swelling of the eyes, this symptom is usually seen due to allergic conjunctivitis.
Under what circumstances should I consult a doctor?
• If severe pain in one or both eyes.
• Sharp irritation feeling in the eyes.
• When vision is blurred
• Feel sensitivity to light.
• When Eyes become excessively red.
Conjunctivitis occurs for many reasons, the treatment depends on the cause itself. In most cases, conjunctivitis caused by exposure to chemicals resolves on its own in 1-2 days.
There are specialized treatment options for conjunctivitis caused by other causes.
Viral conjunctivitis: There is no treatment available for viral conjunctivitis. Its symptoms improve on their own in 7-8 days. By the way, a warm compress (immersing a cloth in lukewarm water and placing it on the eyes) provides relief in symptoms.
Bacterial conjunctivitis: Antibiotics are the most common treatment for any bacterial infection. The doctors suggest to use of antibiotics eye drops and ointments (ointments/gels) in bacterial conjunctivitis and this can lead to normal and healthy eyes within a 3-5 days.
Allergic conjunctivitis: In allergic conjunctivitis, there is swelling of the eyes along with other symptoms. Therefore, along with anti-histamine eye drops, anti-inflammatory eye drops are also given in its treatment.