Conjunctivitis

  • Introduction 

    Conjunctivitis is an eye condition caused by infection or allergies. It usually gets better in a couple of weeks without treatment. Conjunctivitis is also known as red or pink eye.

    Check if you have conjunctivitis, it usually affects both eyes and makes them:

    • bloodshot
    • burn or feel gritty
    • produce pus that sticks to lashes
    • itch
    • water

     

  • How to treat conjunctivitis yourself

    There are things you can do to help ease your symptoms.

    • Use clean cotton wool (1 piece for each eye). Boil water and then let it cool down before gently rubbing your eyelashes to clean off crusts
    • hold a cold flannel on your eyes for a few minutes to cool them down
    • Washing your hands regularly and avoiding sharing pillows or towels will help prevent it spreading.

    Information from NHS Website

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