What Does Conjunctivitis Mean?

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Conjunctivitis, also commonly known as pink eye, is inflammation of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the white part of your eye and the inner part of your eyelid. If you have conjunctivitis, your eyes may appear to be pink or reddish, indicating that one or both of your eyes have been affected. There may also be pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness in or around your eyes. Conjunctivitis usually caused by bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, a chemical splash in the eye, a foreign object in the eye, or — in babies — an incompletely opened tear duct.
What do you do to clear it up
Local treatment
(1) Rinse the conjunctival sac The main function is to clean, commonly used as physiological saline, 2% to 3% shed acid solution or 1:5000 ~ 1:10000 liters of mercury (or potassium permanganate) solution.
(2) Do not cover the affected eye due to conjunctivitis. If the eye is covered, the secretion is not easy to discharge, but it is collected in the conjunctival sac; and the temperature of the conjunctival sac is increased after covering, which is more beneficial to bacteria. Reproduction, making conjunctivitis worse.
(3) topical drugs antibacterial drugs or antiviral eye drops. According to the pathogenic diagnosis, select the appropriate treatment. 0.5% to 1% silver nitrate can be used. When the eye drops, the eyelids should be turned over, and the eye drops on the sacral conjunctiva. After the eye drops, stop for a while, that is, rinse with physiological saline. Or use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of liquid to the surface of the conjunctiva, and then rinse with saline.
2. Systemic treatment
For severe conjunctivitis, such as gonococcal conjunctivitis, it is necessary to treat with systemic medication.