What is conjunctivitis?

Red eyes are a possible sign of conjunctivitis.

Red, watery eyes are generally called pink eye or pinkeye.

The conjunctiva is a thin and lucid layer whose objective is to cover the visible part of the whites of the eye and the inner part of the eyelids.

As soon as an inflammation of the conjunctiva occurs, its small blood vessels expand in this way causing the appearance of the red eye.

What are the causes?

There are several causes for getting this inflammation. From acute bacterial conjunctivitis, where the newborn can become infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae from the infected vagina during the time of delivery. Even those caused by adenovirus, transmitted by fingers when rubbing the eyes, medical instruments or swimming pools with water that is not properly treated.

What are the symptoms and their treatment?

The main symptoms are itchy eyes and watery discharge; accompanied by sensitivity to light and blurred vision.

The characteristic is a fibrous translucent discharge.

Conjunctivitis treatments to counteract red and watery eyes is very easy to do at home.

  • Heating a metal spoon by rubbing it and placing it over infected eyes helps expand blood flow and remove debris. Rinse your eyes with a mixture of half a liter of salt in boiled water cooled to room temperature.
  • For your newborn remember to use only fresh breast milk to cure conjunctivitis.
  • Sachets of chamomile tea They are very useful for the natural treatment of pink eyes. Dampen chamomile tea bag and place over closed eyes for 10 minutes for faster relief, this wonderful home medicine is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, as this could lead to more infections, leading to infectious conjunctivitis.
  • Wear dark glasses to prevent infections to other people.
  • Also wear goggles while swimming to prevent bacteria from getting into your eyes.
  • If you wear contact lenses, avoid conjunctiva inflammation by washing your hands when putting on or taking off the lenses and using a suitable liquid to clean impurities on the lenses.
  • If you suffer from dry eyes, use artificial tears to keep the transparent membrane that covers your eyes lubricated.
  • Consult your doctor, he can prescribe medications such as antibiotic eye drops for red and watery eyes. Likewise, your doctor can more accurately determine the type of conjunctivitis you suffer: viral conjunctivitis or allergic conjunctivitis. Or if you suffer from some type of coronavirus.
  • Avoid self-medicating, as most medications contain chemicals that sometimes cause your body to develop resistance. If you overuse it, the drug will no longer be effective when it is really needed.

The best way to maintain healthy vision is by using effective elements found in nature as home remedies and healthy eating such as the inclusion of zucchini, beneficial for your visual health.

Taking care of our eyes is sometimes something we neglect. From washing your face and eyes when bathing properly, to using enough lighting at the workstation whether in the office or at home if you do remote work.

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