Conjunctivitis is the irritation of the conjunctivae, and occurs when the membranes on the inside of eyelids and the membranes on whites of the eyes are irritated. Eye membranes get affected by all sorts of irritants, bacteria, allergy agents, viruses or toxic agents. Children often get bacterial forms or viral forms of conjunctivitis.
Most common case of red eyes is virus infection and implicates swollen eyelids, unpleasant watery discharge, and symptoms common to cold. Strong lights can be irritating for infected eyes. Viral red eye do not need antibiotic, but seeing a doctor may prevent infection of the cornea. It is the infection that needs to be detected and treated on a right way because it is highly contagious. There are bacteria such as streptococcus, pneumococcus, staphylococcus that can cause a pink red eyes.
The symptoms of bacteria infection are redness, mild to large eye discharge, swelling and eye pain. Eyelids can be stuck together in the morning cause discharge accumulates during the sleep, so it necessary to apply warm cloth on eyes and wipe away discharge. In some cases it is necessary to apply prescribed ointment or antibiotic eye drops.
The Types of Pink Eye Condition
The types of pink eye condition are arranged by the cause. Here are some possible causes listed: - Irritating substance that enters the eyes can cause chemical pink eye. Irritants we are talking about are chemicals in household cleaners, smog, sprays, smoke or industrial pollutants. To treat such eyes it required huge amounts of water to wash it up. But beside such events, it is possible to suspect conjunctivitis non stop, which may be result of uncommon hidden illness in the body such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic diseases or systemic lupus erythematosus. Or a rare disease of children called Kawasaki's disease or inflamed bowel diseases as Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis.The redness of the eye whites is caused by the tiny blood vessels, that breaks from trauma or sudden pressure changes in head. It is called subconjunctival hemorrhage, and is not dangerous. There are allergic pink eyes that may cause tearing, itching or swelling of the membranes. The causes of this allergy are dust, seasonal pollens or animal dander and it comes with typical "allergy" symptoms itchy nose, sneezing, or scratchy throat. Decongestant eye drops from pharmacies and cold moist clothes on the eyes may ease the condition. There is form of bacteria common for Middle Eastern or African population called Chlamydia. The bacteria that may cause pink eye and neonates is sexually transmitted. The bacteria are treated with erythromycin or tetracycline.
There suitable treatment of the red eyes condition.Very cold icy compresses constrict the blood vessels in the eyes. Cold compresses applied for 5 to 10 minutes a few times per day reduces redness and fluid retention after the eyes open. Artificial tears moist the inflamed eyes and artificial tears are lubricant in drops, they can be found in any pharmacies and can be used any time really.Vasoconstrictors are improving the red eye drops, and act as the shrinker of small blood vessels in the conjunctiva. But can in overusing make so called "rebound redness." It should be used only twice time per day.Antihistamine or Vasoconstrictors are for eye allergies and is treated with antihistamine Vasoconstrictor combination of eye drops to shrink swollen blood vessels. These are not for longer use.