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1 Conjunctivitis Madras eye Pink eye Eye flu It is redness & inflammation of the membranes covering the whites of the eyes and on the inner part of the eyelids.

2 Causes The leading cause of a red, inflamed eye is viral infection
A number of different viruses can be responsible

3 Signs & symptoms Vary from moderate to severe

4 Signs & symptoms Eye redness (hyperemia) is a common symptom 

5 Signs & symptoms Swollen, red eyelids

6 Signs & symptoms More tear production in the eyes than usual

7 Signs & symptoms Make you feel as though there is something in the eye

8 Signs & symptoms An itching or burning sensation

9 Signs & symptoms Sensitivity to light (photophobia)

10 Signs & symptoms Creamy white or thick yellow drainage that causes the eyelids to be red, puffy, or stick together in the morning may indicate a bacterial infection

11 Diagnosis A doctor can usually diagnose conjunctivitis by its distinguishing symptoms However a slit lamp examination may be required

12 When conjunctivitis means something more
Persistent conjunctivitis can be a sign of an underlying illness in the body

13 Prevention Highly contagious
Spread by direct contact with infected people

14 Prevention Proper washing and disinfecting can help prevent the spread

15 Prevention Wash your hands frequently, particularly after applying medications to the area

16 Prevention Avoid touching the eye area 

17 Prevention Never share towels or hankies

18 Prevention Throw away tissue after use

19 Prevention Change bed linen and towels daily if possible

20 Prevention Disinfect all surfaces, including worktops, sinks and doorknobs

21 Prevention Avoid shaking hands with person suffering from conjunctivitis

22 Prevention If you are sick, then limit your contact with other people

23 Treatment Viral conjunctivitis has no treatment - you just have to let the virus run its course, which is usually four to seven days Bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotic eye drops, ointment or tablets to clear the infection

24 Easing Symptoms To reduce pain from conjunctivitis use a cold or warm compress on the eyes

25 How long its contagious?
Conjunctivitis is infectious from around the time symptoms appear until the time when the symptoms have resolved

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