Pink eye treatment-Many people have experienced pink eye at one point in their life. Pink eye is the inflammation of the conjunctiva which can be caused by bacteria or virus. The most common symptom for pink eye is redness, swelling, itching and discharge from the eyes. This blog post will provide information on how to treat pink eye when it occurs naturally, as well as when it’s a result of an infection.
What is Pink Eye?
Pinkeye is a highly contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is a clear membrane lining around your eyelids and inside your eyelids. The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected people or animals, or by touching contaminated objects. Pinkeye typically affects children more than adults and has been known to spread in schools as well as daycares.
Pinkeye can cause swelling and redness to appear in your white part of your eye, which may also have a yellowish discharge. Pinkeye is caused by viruses or bacteria entering through a scratch or break in your eyeball. It’s not contagious so no need to worry about spreading it around.
How did I get pinkeye?
Did you know that pinkeye is caused by a virus and not bacteria? It’s most common in children, but adults can get it too. The virus enters through the eye and causes inflammation. I caught this disease from my little sister when she rubbed her eyes after touching something with pinkeye on it and then touched me. If you or someone you know has pinkeye, please wash your hands often and make sure to stay away from others as the virus will spread easily.
How do you get rid of pink eye fast?
There are several ways to prevent pinkeye from spreading such as keeping hands away from the eyes, washing hands often and thoroughly, avoiding close contact with sick people or animals, not sharing personal items like towels and washcloths and disinfecting shared surfaces throughout the home.
The best way for Pink eye treatment is with some eyedrops from your doctor. Your doctor will recommend one based on the type of infection you had, but often they’ll prescribe antibiotic drops that fight against both bacteria and viruses. You should start using them right away.
Can you treat pink eye over-the-counter?
The infection often starts with an upper respiratory tract infection or allergy. If you have pink eye and can’t get in to see your doctor right away, there are over-the-counter drops that may help ease some of your symptoms while waiting.
There aren’t any over-the-counter for Pink eye treatment. You may want to try these tips if you find yourself suffering from this condition:
1) Keep your eyes moist by using artificial tears.
2) Use cool compresses on closed lids for 10 minutes every hour.
3) Avoid rubbing eyes since it irritates them more than anything else.
Home Remedies for pink eye Treatment :
- If you use contact lenses,go for a new pair when you go back to wearing your contacts. Your old contacts are infected and could get you more sick again if you kept wearing it.
- Use a warm cloth to remove pus from around the eye and lashes.
- Avoid touching yor eyes as the situations can get more worse than before.
- Throw out all your old eye makeup and get new makeup once your eyes are back normal again.
- Allergy medication can also relieve symptoms of pinkeye if an allergy is the cause.
Will pink eye go away by itself?
Even when left untreated, viral conjunctivitis usually clears up within 7-14 days. However in some cases the infection may take several weeks to clear depending on how severe it is and if you’ve been exposed to any other condition.
How long is pink eye contagious for?
Symptoms of pink eye include tearing and matted eyes as well as crusting on the eyelids. If you’re concerned about when your child can return home from their sick leave, check with a doctor for any questions that may arise.
Can I go to work with pink eye?
NO, if you have fever or some other symptoms than conjunctivitis,stay at home and have rest.
Can you be around someone with pink eye?
Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) are very contagious. They can spread easily from person to another.
How long can pink eye live on sheets?
If you touch something with the virus or bacteria on it, and then touch your eyes, it can result to pink eye. Most bacteria can survive on a surface for up to ten hours, though some can live for a few days or weeks.
What can be mistaken for pink eye?
Your symptoms could also be caused by seasonal allergies, a sty, iritis, chalazion (an inflammation of the gland along the eyelid), or blepharitis (an inflammation or infection of the skin along the eyelid).
What antibiotics treat pinkeye?
Bleph (sulfacetamide sodium), Moxeza (moxifloxacin), Zymar (gatifloxacin), Romycin (erythromycin), Polytrim (polymyxin/trimethoprim), Ak-Tracin, Bacticin (bacitracin), AK-Poly-Bac, Ocumycin, Polycin-B and further you can consult your doctor.