Selasa, 21 Agustus 2018

Conjunctivitis

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Inflammation that occurs is generally caused by infection both due to bacteria and viruses. However, allergic reactions can also trigger red eyes. Conjunctivitis may initially only affect one eye, but usually after a few hours it will infect both eyes.

Symptoms of conjunctivitis generally include watery eyes and itching. But in the case of allergic conjunctivitis, usually accompanied by sticky eyelashes.

Diagnosis and treatment of early conjunctivitis can help limit spread because this is a contagious disease. Even so, conjunctivitis usually does not interfere with vision.

Causes of conjunctivitis

There are several things that can cause the conjunctiva to become inflamed and the appearance of conjunctivitis. The following are some of the causes:
  • Infection conjunctivitis that occurs due to viruses or bacteria. 
  • Allergic conjunctivitis or allergic reaction to dust mites or pollen. 
  • Irritant conjunctivitis that occurs due to the eye is affected by irritants such as shampoo, chlorinated water, or eye lashes.
Treatment of conjunctivitis

Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial infections in severe conjunctivitis, but most conjunctivitis does not require treatment because usually the symptoms will disappear within two weeks.

Clean eyelids and eyelashes using cotton and water from a sticky or crusty layer. Before symptoms of conjunctivitis are lost, do not wear contact lenses first.

Try to avoid allergic triggers. Treatment with antihistamines is usually used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. To prevent spread, avoid sharing the use of towels or pillows, and wash your hands regularly.

Complications of Conjunctivitis

Most conjunctivitis that occurs does not cause serious health problems, but can cause frustration, especially in patients with allergic conjunctivitis. This is because the patient will experience intense intense itching.

Complications of serious conjunctivitis, but rare are scarring of the eyes (due to severe allergic conjunctivitis) and meningitis (if the infection spreads).