What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is when the conjunctiva, the outermost layer of the eye, and the inside of the eyelids become swollen, and it is either caused by infection, or by allergies.
If it is caused by infection, it is contagious. If it is caused by allergies, it is not contagious.
Your eyes can burn, itch and you can feel like there is something in them and your eyes will let out a discharge.
Overnight the discharge dries up in your eyelashes, so when you wake up it is very crusty and the best thing to do is to have a member of your family or your spouse wet a washcloth with hot water and wipe your eyes with it. There are remedies you can try:
1. Boil 2 cups of water, add 3 tablespoons of honey. Stir until the honey dissolves. Remove from burner, and let cool. Once it has cooled off, use an eye dropper and use as eye drops.
2. Wet 2 chamomile or echinacea tea bags with cool water, and
put one on each closed eye for 10 minutes. If you don't have
chamomile or echinacea, any tea will work, but those two are the
best. Echinacea burns though, so I would go with
conjuctivits is an illness
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin layer of cells between the inner surface of the eyelid and the whites of the eyes. It is frequently referred to as 'pink eye' and can be caused by an irritant, an allergy, or an infection. * Conjunctivitis caused by an infection is called infectious conjunctivitis and can be the result of either a virus or bacteria. Bacterial causes of infectious conjunctivitis include sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such…
For bacterial conjunctivitis, the incubation period ranges from 24-72 hours, and for viral conjunctivitis, the incubation period is usually 12 hours to 3 days. Pink eye can be highly contagious for as long as two weeks after signs and symptoms begin. Early diagnosis and treatment can protect people around you from getting pink eye too. Viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis may affect one or both eyes. Viral conjunctivitis usually produces a watery discharge. Bacterial conjunctivitis…