conjunctivitis

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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

What is conjunctivitis?

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Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that coats and protects the surface of the eye. Common causes of conjunctivitis in adults are certain viruses and allergies.
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What causes conjunctivitis?

Several issues

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Conjunctivitis=inflammation of the conjunctiva Irritant : Dust,hair spray,mascara,chemicals Germ: Bacterial, chlamydia, viral Allergy: Air born pollen Conjunctivitis is a unifying label for many things that cause inflammation but most use the term for the germ causes. Exam by your doc is a simple way to define the cause more accurately.
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Is conjunctivitis catching?

Yes

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Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions. Expect about 7-10 days of complete recovery. Best to avoid spreading by using meticulous hygiene around your eyes and avoid touching your other eye or passing on to others. You may try artificial tears, ocular decongestants (Naphcon A), stay hydrated & get plenty rest
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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Can be

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depends on the type. pink eye (viral) is highly contagious and necessitates good hygiene during treatment.
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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Depends

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the famous "pink eye". conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical , foreign objects , lashes, dust , splinters, trauma to the eye etc. of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. need immediate treatment and good handwashing.
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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Yes you can

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A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it.
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Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

A few things

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Your own immune system, flushing the eye with eye saline and antibiotics.
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How is conjunctivitis treated?

Depends on the cause

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Conjunctivitis is an eye irritation that has many causes. Irritants (sand, etc): eyewash or removal Allergens (pollens, etc): avoidance or moving away from the allergen Viral infections (except the Herpes virus): time, good hygiene Bacterial infections (and Herpes infections): antimicrobial eye drops Very important to seek the help of you doctor as untreated Herpes infection can lead to blindness!
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Dr. Surendra Varma answered:

What is "apollo conjunctivitis"?

Hemorrhagic Conj

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It is hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis
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What is blepharo conjunctivitis?

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infection/inflammation (bacterial/viral /allergic) of the eyelids (blepharo) & transparent membrane (conjunctiva) lining inner part of eyelids & the sclera (white of eye) [See image]. Bacterial may be treated with topical antibiotics or AB/steroid combo. Allergic treated with allergy meds. Viral usually resolves on own.
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