The outer and inner corners of your eyes itch if you are affected by conjunctivitis. After a while added another symptoms are: cracks in the corners of the eyes and stretching for the allocation of white color. This disease is easily and quickly treated. Before starting treatment, it is necessary to accurately determine the nature of the disease.

Types of conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane (conjunctiva) of the eye. This disease can develop as a result of infection, irritation from chemicals or allergic reactions. There are three types of conjunctivitis.

- Infectious, caused by herpes viruses, adenovirus, or bacteria: staphylococci, streptococci, gonococci and pneumococci. Viral conjunctivitis is often a symptom of a cold and often occurs during cold weather when people are surrounded by a large number of viruses, and immunity reduced.
- Allergic – occurs as a response to exposure to different allergens: dust, pollen, animal hair. Can be combined with diseases: atopic dermatitis, hay fever, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis.
- Conjunctivitis, occurs when irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, chemical fumes, varnishes, paints, chemicals, cleaners, or in case of contact with eyes shampoo or substandard cosmetics.

Each type of conjunctivitis has its own symptoms. Viral inflammation occurs profuse tearing, redness and irritation of the eyes, the presence of the desire to constantly RUB.

In the case of bacterial conjunctivitis purulent discharge is observed, which causes caking of the century, so in the morning hard to open my eyes. Eyelid swollen, irritated and red. In bacterial conjunctivitis, like viral, first one eye is inflamed, and failure to comply with hygienic requirements, the disease passes to the second eye.

Allergic conjunctivitis affects both eyes. Thus the characteristic intense itching, tearing and swelling of the eyelids.

If you do not start to take measures in time, complications arise, leading to serious consequences. Possible even vision loss. Each type of conjunctivitis requires different treatment, therefore, if you notice any of the symptoms, you must consult a specialist.

Prevention of conjunctivitis

To avoid viral and bacterial diseases of the mucous membranes of the eyes, it is enough to observe elementary rules of hygiene: wash hands frequently with soap and water, try as little as possible to touch your eyes, to use individual towels or napkins.

To prevent allergic conjunctivitis may reveal allergens, minimizing contact with them.