Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Conjunctivitis....Pink Eye

This eye condition is an inflammation of the conjunctiva,
the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and
lines the inside of the eyelid.
There are many causes for this eye infection.

Such as:
Irritants: shampoos, dirt, smoke and pool chlorine.
Allergies: like dust,pollen, or a special type of allergy
that affects some contact wearers.

Symptoms are different based on the cause of infection;
Viruses; Allergies or
Bacteria caused by STD sexually transmitted disease.

Some bacteria and viruses from Conjunctivitis
can be easily spread from person to person.
Do not share any personal or common items with anyone
like eye make up or towels or drinking and eye glasses.
Do not wear your contact lenses either.
ALWAYS WASH your hands after applying ointment or drops to
your eye(s) or your child's.

for informational purposes only.
Always consult your doctor.
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