The viral conjunctivitis is mainly caused due to pathogens, affecting not only the eyes but also the respiratory tract, so the disease is nearly always concomitant with angina and colds. Most frequently the causative agents of conjunctivitis are airborne, it can get infected.
It so happens that you can catch even just touching the eye with dirty hand. Wiping his face with a towel stranger, you are also putting yourself at risk. Conjunctivitis, like any other disease, need time to begin to heal. It is therefore important to know the basic symptoms.
Signs of the disease may be redness, eye irritation, lacrimation. Very often, the infection affects only one eye, and only after some time passes on the other. In any case, you should take into account that the eye is a paired organ, and therefore should be treated both eyes, regardless of the extent of the lesion.
Conjunctivitis is different. For example, one of the varieties of this disease appears due to ocular herpes simplex virus. Especially often this kind of occurs in children. Besides the usual symptoms may be present blisters or sores on the skin of the eyelids.
Some isolated epidemic keratoconjuctivitis. This kind of is especially contagious. Often, the disease affects large families, whole groups of people. A kind of epidemic can be transmitted by household, using household items, dirty hands, clothing, towels, bed linen. Documented cases of infection via contaminated ophthalmic instrument during the inspection.
People may not even be aware of the infection because the incubation period can last for a week. Symptoms can be headache, slight malaise, poor sleep. Most often affects only one eye, only over time the disease goes to the second. Sometimes there are unpleasant sensations of "sand in eyes", lacrimation, redness of the mucous membrane of the eyes and even swelling of the century, may be purulent discharge. The disease can be quite long – up to two months. However, a person who has undergone a kind of epidemic of conjunctivitis that produces immunity for a lifetime.
In the treatment of conjunctivitis start from the General condition of the patient and severity of the disease. Usually prescribe a variety of antiviral ointments, drops and medicines interferon. Of course, during this period, it is useful to adopt a multivitamin complex. This will help to strengthen the immune system and accelerate the healing process.