Conjunctivitis - Eye infection (Red Eye)
Conjunctivitis or the Red Eye is a common name for a red and irritated eye. Such red eye may have different reasons, but mostly these are harmless conditions such as eye inflammation, blood burst or allergies. A small proportion of red eye cases are serious and need urgent treatment. Conjunctivitis usually begins with redness, itching and lacrimation, and eyes are glued upon waking in the morning. Conjunctivitis usually starts in one eye, but spread quickly to the other. The most common form of eye inflammation caused by viruses. Most forms of virus infection can not be processed, but goes mostly by itself within 1-2 weeks. - Conjunctivitis is highly contagious, so there are almost always others in the family, kindergarten, school or at work, which also has a Red eye. But eye inflammation may also come with colds. Influenza and many childhood diseases are often accompanied by a red eye. Typically, the whole eye red and comes thin, slightly cloudy liquid from the eyes.
If there are yellow pus probably due to a bacterial infection which may be treated with antibiotic eye drops or eye ointment. Typically, almost all eyes red and his eyes sticking together in the morning. Fungi and microorganisms can also cause eye inflammation. Eye allergies and red eye are well known, when pollen from such trees, grass and flowers affects the conjunctiva. Eye allergies can cause itching, red eye, tearing and swollen eyelids, relieved with eye drops. Red eye can also result from causes such as headache, fatigue, fever, and alcohol often cause red eyes.
Eye inflammation and Eye drops
Infectious conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) in the eye is a common disorder, especially among children, but adults can also become infected. The inflammation caused by bacteria or viruses. The most common form of eye inflammation caused by viruses that can not be treated, but mostly go by itself within 1-2 weeks. The bacterial form of conjunctivitis usually starts in one eye, but spread over a few days to the other. Symptoms are "sticky" in the eye, which also becomes red and irritated, and eye area may increase slightly. The condition is highly contagious and is transmitted by direct contact, so careful hand hygiene is important. In the yellowish pus, there is high probability that in the case of a bacterial infection which may be treated with the antibiotic eye drops eg Fucit-halmic and Chloramphenicol. Often, conjunctivitis treated by flushing the eye with saline, Sodium collyrium, available over the counter.
Treatment and Precautions: Do not infect others. Pus washed away from the eyelids with cotton wool and warm water. Use disposable towels, wash your hands very often. Avoid rubbing the eye. Do not use makeup or contact lenses before the eye infection is gone. In children there is an increased risk of infection in the nursery, children's garden and the school of contagion account not receive children with bacterial conjunctivitis, until they have been treated for 1 day. - Never use eye drops from the previous treatment or from other persons. Eye drops have limited durability, maximum one month after opening. Avoid touching the eye with the tip of the eye drop container. Use eye drops correctly and as long as indicated. Symptoms will usually disappear after 5-7 days. Contact your doctor if treatment does not work as agreed.
Eye allergies, is a non contagious eye infection
Eye allergies can cause itching, red eye, tearing and swollen eyelids. Allergic conjunctivitis so may prevent ace, among other pollen from birch, grass and sagebrush that affects the conjunctiva and thereby trigger a hypersensitivity reaction, which is often seen with hay fever. But dust mites, dander from pets and particulate air pollution, or for example eye drops and contact lens care solutions, like something we eat, can cause eye allergies. Often the seasons, how many have eye allergies, so the rest of the year to get rid of the symptoms. But the perennial eye allergy can for example occur with dander dog or cat. Eye allergies are most commonly seen in the slightly younger, with 8 out of 10 patients with ocular allergies are under 30 years. Typically, the eyes are more or less red. There will be pronounced itching of the eyes, many tears, red, swollen eyelids and often fluid under the conjunctiva - and almost always have both eyes affected. There are different kinds of eye drops that help the eye symptoms such Opatanol or ZADITEN. By moderately severe allergic conjunctivitis eye drops used in combination with an antihistamine tablets derivatives and perhaps nasal spray. In very severe cases, use eye drops that contain steroid. - Click more about Hay fever >>
Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratitis Sicca)
Symptoms of dry eyes such as dryness, itching, burning and stinging of the eyes or eyes that are watery. Symptoms may be aggravated by computer work, TV watching, air or in cold windy weather and through the use of contact lenses. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. With age, reduced both the quality and quantity of tears. Tear fluid is essential for eye health and good eyesight. Formed as too little tear fluid or tear fluid lacks important drugs, so happy all the living cells of the eye's surface poorly. It can cause red eyes, gravel and dry sensation in the eyes and blurred vision. Dry eye occurs most frequently in older subjects and in patients with Sjögren's disease (connective tissue disease). Treatment is always eye dripping with lubricating eye drops, artificial tears such ZilkEye and Systane Ultra. Eye Salve gives blurred vision for a long time, but protects the cornea well and eye ointment can be used with advantage for the night.
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