Dr. Kushal Jain Health Tips Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

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Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelids and the white part of the eye. It is a common condition that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergies.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Prevention:

The best way to prevent conjunctivitis is to practice good hygiene. This includes:

* Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom or blowing your nose.

* Avoiding touching your eyes with your hands.

* Not sharing eye makeup or towels.

* If you have conjunctivitis, do not share your eye drops or ointment with anyone else.

 

Cure:

The treatment for conjunctivitis depends on the cause. Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or ointment. Viral conjunctivitis usually goes away on its own within a week. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines or eye drops that reduce inflammation.

 

**AIIMS Delhi guidelines**

The following are the AIIMS Delhi guidelines for the prevention and cure of conjunctivitis:

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

 

Prevention:

    * Wash your hands often with soap and water.

    * Avoid touching your eyes.

    * Do not share eye makeup or towels.

    * If you have conjunctivitis, do not share your eye drops or ointment with anyone else.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Prevention and Cure

Cure:

    * For bacterial conjunctivitis, use antibiotic eye drops or ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

    * For viral conjunctivitis, there is no specific treatment, but the symptoms usually go away on their own within a week.

    * For allergic conjunctivitis, use antihistamines or eye drops that reduce inflammation.

 

In addition to the above, the following tips may also help to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis:

 

* Avoid swimming if you have conjunctivitis.

* Cover your eyes when you sneeze or cough.

* Clean and disinfect any surfaces that your eyes may come into contact with, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, and phones.

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If you have any concerns about conjunctivitis, please see a doctor.

 

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