In some cases, conjunctivitis is caused by reactions to chemicals, exposure of the sun or wind and allergies.
Conjunctivitis can be uncomfortable to endure but it is not a permanent experience and has no effect on vision. There are several treatments available to help lower the irritation caused by conjunctivitis.
This infection is particularly contagious and careful consideration during the infection is best.
Diagnosis and treatment are necessary once symptoms of conjunctivitis occur. If no medical treatment is given, conjunctivitis often eases up in 7-10 days.
Adenovirus is the particular respiratory virus that is the cause of conjunctivitis. Other causes for conjunctivitis include the herpes virus. If a virus is the reason for conjunctivitis, it is recommended for the patient to allow the virus to treat itself and to watch the changes of symptoms improve in due time. There are no medicinal options for treating the virus but there are options for helping with discomfort and also preventing the virus from spreading.
Conjunctivitis is only severe on the body is one already has a weak immune system and cannot properly fight the infection. Contact lens wearers and vision with only one of the eyes is also a slightly more serious matter to deal with.
Contact lens wearers must remove contact lenses immediately after symptoms of conjunctivitis occur and use glasses until the symptoms are gone completely.
It is important to clean and store the contacts to stop spreading. Those with conjunctivitis can choose between a warm or cold compress, depending on comfort level, to ease the irritation.
If you feel the need to wipe your eyes during conjunctivitis, make sure to always use a clean tissue for each wipe and to start near the nose and move out.
Get rid of the tissue immediately and safely.
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