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Symptoms of Conjunctivitis
The following features are indicative of Conjunctivitis:
discharge that forms a crust during the night
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Common Causes of Conjunctivitis
The following are the most common causes of Conjunctivitis:
chemical splash in the eye
foreign object in the eye
Risk Factors for Conjunctivitis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Conjunctivitis:
exposure to something for which person have an allergy
exposure to someone infected with the viral or bacterial form of conjunctivitis
use of contact lenses
Prevention of Conjunctivitis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Conjunctivitis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
wash hands regularly
do not rub the eyes with infected hands
apply a warm washcloth to the eyelids for 1 to 2 minutes after awakening
keep eye tools clean
wear protective eyewear
Occurrence of Conjunctivitis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Conjunctivitis cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Conjunctivitis can occur at any age.
Conjunctivitis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Conjunctivitis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Conjunctivitis:
Eye examination: To diagnose eye infections and their causes
Patch test: To detect the causative allergen
Doctor for Diagnosis of Conjunctivitis
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Conjunctivitis:
Complications of Conjunctivitis if untreated
Yes, Conjunctivitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Conjunctivitis is left untreated:
Self-care for Conjunctivitis
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Conjunctivitis:
Apply a compress to eyes: Give soothing effects
Use eye drops: Relieves the symptoms
Avoid eye drops for red eye
Stop wearing contact lenses:Stop wearing them until the eyes get better
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Conjunctivitis
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Conjunctivitis:
Acupuncture: Gives relief from disease symptoms
Herbal remedy: Produces healing effect
Time for Treatment of Conjunctivitis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Conjunctivitis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Is Conjunctivitis Infectious?
Yes, Conjunctivitis is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
contact with infected person
contaminated objects or water
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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