Though it is quite uncomfortable, pink eye often does not affect vision and various treatments can help ease irritation of pink eye.
Pink eye is contagious and the best way to stop it from spreading is to undergo early testing and treatment. Without medical treatment, pink eye tends to get better in just over a week.
Pink eye is largely spread due to improper washing of the hands or sharing towels or items with a person who has the infection.
Bacterial pink eye occurs due to bacteria entering the eye. Infections that are related to pinkeye include gonorrhea, Haemophilus influenza type B and Staph infection. Bacterial pink eye often causes the upper eyelid to swell, the eye to release yellow or gray drainage and redness of the eye.
Contact wearers should immediately remove contacts and use glasses until pink eye is completely gone. Contacts must be cleaned thoroughly and stored properly in order to prevent spreading.
Compresses, warm or cold, can help relieve the pain. Bacterial pink eye can benefit from a warm compress while cold compresses should reduce pains for pink eye caused by allergies.
Drainage is a common occurrence with pink eye.
The best way to wipe your eyes during pink eye is to start from the inner area and move out. Each wipe should be done with a clean area of wipes or tissues. Immediately discard the objects and wash hands thoroughly to prevent spreading.
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