Posted on Feb 20, 2008 | Comments 0
Redness of your eyes mainly attracts the attention of every one and most of you might be in misconception that red eyes are mainly due to conjunctivitis.
But there are many reasons for your eyes to appear red like corneal ulcer, glaucoma, episcelritis, etc.
In most of the cases, conjunctivitis can be mainly due to viral infection in your eyes and can be recovered easily without treatment. The outbreak of this particular virus responsible for red eyes is more significant in swimming pools and also in used wet towels.
Conjunctivitis: This particular eye infection not only spreads due to transmission of virus but certain types of bacteria like pneumococcal disease also spread conjunctivitis and it can also be due to certain allergic reactions.
If this eye infection is left untreated, then there is a chance for you to lose some amount of your natural vision. So, it is very important to consult the doctor without delay, as you notice redness in your eyes.
How to protect your eyes from this contagious eye infection?
Conjunctivitis is highly contagious and can be easily transmitted from the infected eye. Practicing a better hygienic environment and prevention of the disease is always an enhanced way of controlling the outbreak of conjunctivitis.
Try these simple tips in order to prevent and also to reduce the symptoms which are responsible for this eye infection.
- Avoid touching your eyes directly with your hands.
- Always wash your hands carefully and also frequently using mild soaps and detergents like baby soaps to which your skin and eyes are not sensitive.
- Don’t share your towels or wash cloths with any one and wash them regularly in boiled water so that any bacteria or virus responsible for conjunctivitis and also other infections can be destroyed. Try to change them regularly.
- Try to change your pillow covers regularly and try to wash them immediately after the use.
- Avoid eye cosmetics which are made with harmful chemicals and are most common triggers for eye infections like conjunctivitis.
- Try to wear glasses whenever you go out in order to protect your eyes from harmful irritants.
- Never use eye drops of an infected person.
- Do not rub your eyes when they are infected and try to use fresh and clean cotton balls to clean any irritating substance from your eyes.
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