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 chamomile.

conjuctivits is an illness