Kim Sora.com.vn – When you have pink eye, in addition to wearing sunglasses as usual, you should wear a mask to avoid spreading the disease to others.
Pink eye and how to prevent and treat it
Pink eye (acute conjunctivitis) is one of the common eye diseases that can occur at any age. In fact, you may have had pink eye many times or have never had this disease, but according to specialists, currently, the frequency of eye diseases is quite high.
During the year, pink eye usually occurs in the summer or the transition from summer to fall. Doctors advise that recently, this disease has broken out strongly in September and October.
Causes of pink eye:
MSc. Dr. Dinh Yen Luc, Head of Examination Department, DND International Eye Hospital, said that there are many causes of pink eye such as bacteria and viruses.
The spread of pink eye is caused by direct infection. The disease is transmitted through the respiratory tract, saliva and especially the tears of an infected person because this is where many disease-causing viruses are stored.
Just hold on to objects such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, and phones; Objects and personal belongings of sick people such as towels, washbasins… can all be infected. Rubbing your eyes is a bad habit that makes the disease easily spread.
Therefore, when you have pink eye, in addition to wearing sunglasses as usual, you should wear a mask to avoid spreading the disease to others.
How to treat pink eye:
MSc. Doctor Doan Anh, Ophthalmology Department, DND International Eye Hospital, said that eyelid swelling, eye swelling and eye pain are two easily recognizable symptoms of pink eye that you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
– With common viral pink eye, you only need to clean your eyes to avoid accompanying bacterial infections. The disease can go away on its own after 5-7 days.
– For people with pink eye accompanied by infection, it is necessary to use antibiotic eye drops and clean the eyes well to avoid complications.
– For young children, it is very easy to develop complications that affect vision. Therefore, parents need to take their children to the doctor early.
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