Conjunctivitis - when the eyes fester - Treatment

June 10, 2014

  • Conjunctivitis - when the eyes fester
  • Kinds
  • Bacterial and herpes
  • Chlamydia and neonatal
  • Treatment

 treatment of conjunctivitis

Treatment for conjunctivitis

If the doctor believes that the patient has bacterial conjunctivitis, he prescribes an antibiotic eye drops or ointment to kill the bacteria. With antibiotic treatment symptoms usually disappear after 2-3 days. But antibiotics only help for bacterial conjunctivitis and do not act under more common viral conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis often goes away after 7-10 days. But if after 10 days symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

 Treatment | Conjunctivitis - when the eyes fester

If the cause is allergic conjunctivitis or chemicals, the disease does not take place as long as you do not exclude cooperation with the factor that triggers the disease.

There are ways to treat conjunctivitis, which you can use yourself at home, and help you feel better as long as the infection is defeated.

  • Wash your hands often. Always wash them before you use the drug for the treatment of conjunctivitis, touching your eyes or face, as well as afterwards.
  • Remove dried crust from his eyes with the help of a cotton swab moistened with a damp cloth or clean. Wipe the eyes in the direction from the inner corner to the outer. In addition, each time with a clean part of the cloth. If the infection is only in one eye, be careful not to place it in the other eye.
  • When the pain in his eyes several times a day imposes on the eyelids cold or warm damp cloth (temperature is selected in accordance with their feelings).
  • Do not wear contact lenses Contact lenses - whether they can completely replace the glasses?  Contact lenses - whether they can completely replace the glasses?
   before full treatment of conjunctivitis. Sterilize and clean the lens containers to store them. If you use disposable lenses, after the elimination of conjunctivitis, when to wear lenses again becomes a safe, get a new pair. After the disappearance of symptoms wait about two days before re-use lens.
  • If the doctor has prescribed antibiotic eye drops Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?  Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?
   or ointment, use them strictly according to his instructions. Use the medication as long as is necessary for instruction, even if the condition had improved before your eyes. The tip of the bottle should always be clean. Also, it must not come into contact with the surface of the eye.
  • Before full cure conjunctivitis should not do eye makeup Eye Makeup - expressiveness and modesty  Eye Makeup - expressiveness and modesty
 . You also need to throw out all the make-up that you used at the time of infection.
  • Prior to cure the disease do not exchange with anyone towels, pillows or sanitary napkins.
  • If the cause is allergic conjunctivitis, for the mitigation of symptoms should be used drops and other drugs from allergies.


Post-traumatic conjunctivitis

Some injuries can cause red eyes Red eyes - an occasion consult an ophthalmologist  Red eyes - an occasion consult an ophthalmologist
 , Severe tearing and other symptoms typical of conjunctivitis. Damage to the eye can be obtained, for example, when playing contact sports, or as a result of traffic accidents, and by careless use of the most basic items such as a brush for applying mascara to the eyelashes.

The degree of symptoms and treatment of conjunctivitis preferred method of this type depends on the type of injury.

For minor damage, for example, as a result of low-energy shock branch in the eyes while jogging, redness of the eyes and other symptoms quickly resolve on their own. However, in severe cases, to treat traumatic conjunctivitis and to avoid complications may require treatment with antibiotics or even surgery.


Complications conjunctivitis

Unpleasant complications of conjunctivitis is defeated cornea, which can cause decreased vision.

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Conjunctivitis - when the eyes fester - Chlamydia and neonatal

June 10, 2014

  • Conjunctivitis - when the eyes fester
  • Kinds
  • Bacterial and herpes
  • Chlamydia and neonatal
  • Treatment

 Neonatal conjunctivitis

Neonatal conjunctivitis

Neonatal conjunctivitis or ophthalmia neonatorum - so called any conjunctivitis that develops in the first 28 days of life. In most cases, these infections have a bacterial origin. The agents of conjunctivitis in the newborn may be, for example, chlamydia, gonorrhea, pneumococcus and staphylococcus aureus. Much less common viral neonatal conjunctivitis; it can cause, such as herpes. Some kids conjunctivitis is simply a reaction to a stimulus. In such cases, the symptoms usually stored no longer than 24-36 hours and treatment is not required.

According to rough estimates of experts, in the Western world neonatal conjunctivitis affects between 1% and 12% of newborns; in developing countries this figure reaches 23%.

The main risk factors for the development of the disease - untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
   mother. The probability of infection during labor in such cases is very high. Currently, chlamydia is the most common cause of conjunctivitis in the newborn (it becomes the agent of approximately 40% of cases). Gonokokki cause a violation of significantly less.

Children who become ill with bacterial neonatal conjunctivitis in the first month of life appear purulent or mucous discharge Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman  Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman
   of one or both eyes. Usually there is also swelling of the conjunctiva and eyelids, redness of the eyes. If the violation is caused by any chemicals, watery discharge from the eyes, and edema is usually not observed.

The incubation period of gonococcal conjunctivitis in the newborn usually lasts from one to five days, and chlamydia - from five days to two weeks, but there are cases where it lasted for 28 days.

Infants infected with viral conjunctivitis Viral conjunctivitis - the incidence increases  Viral conjunctivitis - the incidence increases
 Besides the typical symptoms of the infection, in some cases, may show signs of systemic infection, e.g., jaundice, an enlarged liver and spleen, and so on.

When chlamydial conjunctivitis neonates receiving erythromycin is usually prescribed for 14 days. For the treatment of gonococcal conjunctivitis usually used ointment for the eyes with bacitracin, ceftriaxone or cefotaxime. If struck cornea can be applied additional drugs.

Newborns diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis usually requires hospitalization. Typically, they will be given an intravenous infusion of acyclovir for 14 or 21 days. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disease. In addition, the doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs for topical application.

Complications often cause neonatal gonococcal conjunctivitis; among them - an inflammation of the cornea (keratitis) and scarring of the conjunctiva. In very rare cases, bacterial conjunctivitis Bacterial conjunctivitis - respond well to treatment  Bacterial conjunctivitis - respond well to treatment
   in neonates causes severe systemic infections such as Chlamydia pneumonia.

In most cases, bacterial conjunctivitis neonatal prognosis is very favorable. Viral conjunctivitis if not treated sometimes leads to systemic infections, the effects of which are very serious - even fatal.


Chlamydia conjunctivitis or Chlamydia Eye

This infection is caused by the same bacteria as Chlamydia - one of the most common diseases, sexually transmitted diseases. Usually, the infection begins to develop after the patient touches in the eyes after touching the genitals - his or her partner (if he is infected with chlamydia). The incubation period for this type of conjunctivitis usually lasts about one week. As a rule, this violation causes symptoms such as other types of conjunctivitis; they usually are mild and untreated, can persist for several months. Sometimes patients are greenish discharge from the eyes, but this symptom usually appears only occasionally.

Patients suffering from chlamydial conjunctivitis, it is recommended for a time to refrain from wearing contact lenses until the end of the course of treatment is not to have sex. Infected sexual partners are strongly encouraged to get tested and, if need be, the course of treatment. Chlamydia treated with antibiotics, such as tetracycline, doxycycline, azithromycin or erythromycin.