If the white part of your eye(s) gets pink or red, then you have a condition that is known as pink eye. It is also known as conjunctivitis and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and allergies. Bacterial and Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious while allergic conjunctivitis doesn’t spread by contact.
A person with a pink eye(s) can feel several symptoms like:
- Watery eye(s)
- It feels like dust or debris is in the eye(s)
- Itchy eye(s)
- Gooey Discharges
- Irritation to bright lights
- Inflammation in eye(s)
A person with viral or bacterial conjunctivitis should take proper care of the eye(s) as these two conditions are highly contagious and can be passed on to other persons that are exposed to the stuff used by an infected person.
Types Of Conjunctivitis
- Viral Conjunctivitis
Viral conjunctivitis can be start in one eye and transfer itself to another eye, usually, this infection is caused by a cold. Viral conjunctivitis can go away in a week or two. Antibiotics can’t cure this condition.
- Bacterial Conjunctivitis
This condition can be caused by some bacterial infection to the eye(s) and can be cured by antibiotics medicines and drops. Bacterial conjunctivitis can result in the discharge of pus or mucus from the eye(s) and if it results in the sticky eye(s) then a warm wet cloth can help in losing it.
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
This condition can be caused due to contact lenses, use of unhygienic makeup products, towels, or eye ware of other persons. This condition is not contagious can be easily cured by distancing yourself from allergic things, make sure to sure hygienic makeup products, don’t use contact lenses if your eyes don’t feel comfortable.
Treatment of Pink Eye(s)
If you are able to identify the type of your pink eye, then it is time for you to take necessary and safe steps to contain and treat the pink eye.
- If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, and it is producing pus or mucus and causing a sticky or shut-eye then you can soak a clean cloth in warm water wring it, and press gently on your eye.
- Use eye drops that are specifically designed for the kind of conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis can’t be cured with antibiotic drops or medicines.
- Skip and reduce the use of contact lenses, makeup brushes, unhygienic towels, or clothes because these things can be an epicenter for bacteria and viruses.
There are also some natural treatments for pink eye(s) that can help prevent this infection.
- Get proper sleep.
- Consume food that rich in Zinc, Vitamins A, C, and B.
- Hydrate properly.
- Flush and clean your eyes regularly with fresh water.
When To Consult A Doctor
There are some symptoms that may lead you to consult your doctor regarding your infection if:
- Your vision is disturbed
- Infection is the eye of a child
- Excess pus or mucus near your eye(s)
A doctor has sound knowledge of infections and their treatments, and they ultimately provide a better evaluation by examining your eye thoroughly. After examining your doctor can prescribe you medicines and abstemiousness according to your health and kind of infection in your eye(s).