Conjunctivitis meaning Eye Flu- Care Tips

Causes, symptoms, treatments, prevention

EYES viral_conjunctivitis

VIRAL Conjunctivitis or EYE FLU  is  spreading throughout Gujarat rapidly and we have to protect ourselves from it and also control its spread.

TIPS TO PREVENT  EYE FLU

–        Wash your hands frequently.

–        Do not touch or rub your eyes.

THINGS TO DO IF YOU HAVE  EYE FLU

–        SEE AN EYE SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY TO START APPROPRIATE EYE DROPS.

DO NOT START EYE DROPS TAKEN  WITHOUT Doctor’s PRESCRIPTIONFROM A CHEMIST as they may contain steroids and which can cause further problems.

–         Wash your hands frequently throughout the day.

–        Keep your towels, handkerchiefs, bedsheets separate to avoid any family member from getting infection.

–        Avoid touching your eyes during conjunctivitis.

–        Eye Flu does not spread by looking into someone’s eyes, but it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses to prevent touching your eyes and comfort from sun , dust etc.

–        Discontinue contact lenses use  immediately.

–        Avoid swimming if you have Conjunctivitis.

–        Excessive watering should be cleaned with tissue and tissues should be discarded.

–        There should be no sharing of eye drops amongst  family members.

–        Avoid going to public places during conjunctivitis.

–        Consult an Eye Specialist /Ophthalmologist  if you have decrease in vision, discharge or increase in swelling while taking any medicine for conjunctivitis.

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