Conjunctivitis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Do not touch or rub the infected eye
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant frequently
  • Avoid exposure to eye irritants such as perfumes and smoke.
  • Change pillow covers frequently
  • Avoid wearing eye makeup and do not share it with anyone
  • Disinfect lenses, also clean and disinfect storage case.
  • Never wear another person contact lenses.
  • Wear eyeglasses instead of contact lenses or Do not wear contact lenses until eyes are entirely clear of conjunctivitis.
  • Throw away or machine wash towels, tissues and other items that touch the eyes after each use.
  • Avoid sharing common articles such as unwashed towels and glasses.
  • Wash your hands after applying the eye drops or ointment to your eye or your child eye.
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Avoid going outside stay at home until the symptoms relapse
  • Protect your eyes from dust, pollution and chemicals 
Conjunctivitis prevention

Watch Out

  • Problems with eye sight
  • Secretion of thick green color mucus from eyes

When to See Doctor

  • Severe pain, increased swelling, redness, and tenderness in the eyelids and around the eye, along with a fever
Consult a doctor if you experience the following symptoms
  • Severe redness and swelling of the eyes along with pain
  • Problems with eye sight
  • Fever
  • Burning and itching of eyes

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