What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is an eye condition caused by infection or allergies.

What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?

It can affect both the eyes, and make them pink, red, burn, gritty, watery, produce pus that sticks to the lashes, itching

How is conjunctivitis diagnosed and treated?

Consult your healthcare provider immediately.

If it is bacterial conjunctivitis, antibiotics are prescribed.

If it is viral or allergic conjunctivitis, different medicines are prescribed.

What are some things I can do at home?

Use clean cotton wool (1 piece for each eye). Boil water and then let it cool down. Dip the cotton wool in cool water and gently rub your eyelashes to clean off the crusts.

Hold cold flannel on your eyes for a few minutes to cool them down.

Do not wear contact lenses until your eyes are better.

Wash hands frequently with soap and water.

Wash personal clothing, pillowcases, with hot water and detergent.

What are the danger signs?

Unusual pain in the eyes, fever, vision loss, intense redness, unusual headaches.

Get immediate medical help if there are danger signs.

 Acute purulent conjunctivitis

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