Red-eye, or conjunctivitis, is redness and inflammation of the membranes (conjunctiva) which cover the white and white of the eyes and membranes on the inside of the eyelids. These membranes or membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergic provoking agents, toxic agents, and irritants, as well as the underlying disease in the body. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are regular in childhood, but they can occur in people of all ages. Overall, however, there are many causes of red-eye. This can be classified as infectious or non-infectious.
Causes of red-eye infections, symptoms of an infected red eye, and how to treat them
Causes of red-eye caused by a virus
The cause of inflamed red eyes is a viral infection. Several different viruses can become responsible for the contamination. Symptoms of the red-eye caused by a virus are usually associated more with a discharge that is not green or yellow. Often, symptoms of viruses such as influenza, such as a compressed nose and runny nose, are also present. The eyelids may also be swollen. Sometimes seeing bright rays is painful. When a red-eye caused by a virus may not require an antibiotic, those affected must see a doctor, because sometimes this red-eye shape can be associated with corneal infection (the bright part of the front of the eye). This infection must be detected and treated correctly. Red-eye caused by a virus is very contagious. Viral red eyes usually disappear within seven to ten days after the appearance of symptoms.
Causes of the red-eye caused by bacteria
The most common bacteria that cause infectious red eyes are staphylococci, pneumococci, and streptococci. Bacterial red-eye symptoms include:
a moderate to a large amount of dirt, usually yellow or greenish.
Dirt generally accumulates after sleep. Affected children may wake up at least happy that their eyes are sticky closed, needing a warm towel to remove the dirt. The cause of bacterial red eyes can be cured with repeated use of warm towels on spies (try applying this to one eye of your child at all times during a video he likes) and requires antibiotic drops or ointment medications prescribed by a doctor.
Be careful not to use drugs that are prescribed for others, or from an old infection, because this might not be enough for your infection that is now or may have been infected from other infections by accidentally touching the medicine bottle in the infected areas.
A method that is safe, effective, and less frightening for your child, to drop drops into the eye involves asking your child to lie down, with instructions to just “close your spy”, and place the number of droplets that recommended in the inner edge of the eye, near the bridge from nose, and let them make a small “lake” there. When your child relaxes and open the eyes, the drops will flow gently into the infected mucous membranes without the need to “force open” the spy.
When you think that you or your child may have bacterial red eyes, it is essential to see your doctor quickly for several reasons. First, if the cause of the red eye is a bacterial infection, an antibiotic will be needed to support the immune system fight infection to eradicate this infection.
Second, if you experience other symptoms such as runny nose, cough, ear pain, and so on, there is a good chance that the same bacteria cause these symptoms, and an oral antibiotic may be very well needed to treat this infection along with antibiotic drops or ointment for the eyes. Finally, your doctor will want to exclude the possibility that the infection has spread to areas where the symptoms may still not appear.
Causes of Chlamydia Red Eye
Red-eye caused by infection with chlamydia is an unusual form of the red-eye caused by bacteria in America but is very common in Africa and Middle Eastern countries. It can cause red eyes in adults. It is the cause of red eyes in teenagers and adults who can be transmitted sexually. Chlamydia red eye is typically treated with tetracycline (except in children below the age of 8 years, because of the possibility of tooth decay) or erythromycin.
Noninfectious Conditions Causes of Red Eyes, Symptoms of Noninfectious Red Eyes, and How to Cure Red Eyes
Causes of allergic red eyes
Symptoms and signs of the red-eye due to allergies are usually accompanied by intense itching, tears, and swelling of the membranes of the eye. Common causes include seasonal pollen, animal dander, and dust. It is often seasonal and is accompanied by other special allergic symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, or itchy throat. Cold and damp towels are applied to the eyes, and over-the-counter decongestant eye drops can provide relief. Your doctor can guide stronger medications if these drugs are inadequate.
Causes of a red eye due to chemistry
Red eye due to chemistry can result when all compounds that irritate enter the spy.
Common attack irritants are:
a spray of all kinds,
The underlying diseases
Persistent red eye (conjunctivitis) may be a symptom of an underlying disease in the body. Most often these are rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Conjunctivitis is also seen in Kawasaki disease (a rare disease associated with fever in young infants and children) and certain inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Bright redness from the whites of the eyes can also occur when very small blood vessels that cover the white eyes break from trauma or pressure changes in the head (for example, after laughing or strong vomiting, when diving underwater, or even bend head down). This condition is called subconjunctival hemorrhage, and when it can look impressive, it is generally harmless. It makes a local area of the white part of the eye (sclera) to become reddened violently. It does not typically involve the colored part of the eye (iris) and does not affect vision.
Prevent the spread of red eyes
Infectious (contagious) red-eye forms are highly infectious and spread through direct contact with an infected person. If you or your child has infectious red eyes, avoid touching the eye areas and washing your hands often, especially after taking medications in the eye area. Never share towels or handkerchiefs, and dispose of tissues after each use.