Anyone can get, but with a higher frequency of children in school age, preschool , teachers and generally people who come in direct contact with a lot of people.
But what is conjunctivitis?
It is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Although the conjunctiva is transparent, it contains blood vessels , which obscure the hard(the white of the eye). Anything that can trigger inflammation causes the blood vessels to dilate. That caused the red-pink appearance.
Conjunctivitis has several causes
Viral: Caused by a virus, such as, for example, that of a common cold, is a condition highly contagious, but you know. but it could in the space of a few days without any treatment.
Bacterial: Caused by bacteria. This type can cause damage to the eye, and needs treatment.
Allergic: Caused by substances that allergens, such as dust, pollen, animal hair and it depends on your Î´Î·ÎºÏ„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ„Î·Ï„Î± of each individual. Can be seasonal or not.
The symptoms vary with the etiology.
Mainly the eye is pink:
By discharge, itching, sensitivity to light, burning sensation or foreign body in the eye, swelling of the eyelids miss. are some of the symptoms that can occur depending on the cause.
The treatment depends, and this depending on the cause.
Can be used eye drops such as topical antibiotics, artificial tears , anti-allergy, steroids. There should be no excessive use of them only after the recommendation of an ophthalmologist , because it’s the wrong eye drops may worsen the situation.
Parents need to pay special attention to the prevention of
Must comply with the measures of proper hygiene, such as wash well their hands, avoid contact with people with flu. The viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, this means that it can be stuck very easily, such as from a handshake, if the sufferer touches the secretions in the eye, and then without washing his hands to give a handshake to another, then you can easily stick to.
Do not share personal items such as towels or tissues.
To cover the nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and avoid rubbing the eye
Do not share contact lenses with friends
If Ï€Î±ÏÎ¿Î»ÎµÏ‚ the precautions your child is infected and has conjunctivitis protect and those around you from becoming infected, and they, like report it to the teacher to take extra measures of protection , or by limiting the child for a period of time.
And remember that because pink eye can be a symptom of some other disease of the eye , it is advisable to consult your ophthalmologist.