Pink Eye Infection Symptoms and Treatment – Pakistan

HealthPink Eye Infection Symptoms and Treatment - Pakistan

Nowadays eye infection is rapidly in Pakistan. Many people are suffering from this contagious infection making public gatherings a risk for the people. If you want to know about Pink Eye Infection causes, symptoms, precautions, and treatment, this is the right place for the awareness. This infection is also referred as Pink Eye Flu in Pakistan.

What is Pink Eye Infection?

Pink eye Infection

   

Pink Eye Infection is also known as Conjunctivitis or eye flu. It is spreading rapidly in Pakistan and affecting thousands of people, especially in the regions of Punjab. It is caused because of inflammation in the transparent membrane between the eyeball and eyelid. Due to inflammation, the small blood vessels on the eyelid become red and swollen. The irritation causes the eye to appear pink which is caused by bacteria.

What are the Pink Eye Symptoms in Pakistan?

Pink eye Infection

The symptoms of Pink Eye Infection are:

  • Swollen Eyes
  • Irritation in eyes
  • Appearance of blood vessels in eyes causing them to look red or pink.
  • Gritty eyes
  • Sticky and gooey discharge causing difficulty in opening eyes.
  • Teary eyes.
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Crusty Eyelids
  • Blurred Vision
  • Irritation in blinking

How Does Pink Eye Infection Spread?

Pink Eye or conjunctivitis is a contagious infection which spreads from one person to the other. A lot of people in PAkistan think that it spreads because of looking into the affected person’s eyes. However, it is completely a myth. The causes of conjunctivitis spread are:

  • Physical contact like handshake, hug, or touching.
  • Through coughing or sneezing
  • Or indirectly through the surfaces like doorknobs, floors, tables, sheets, etc.
  • Through swimming in the pools or lakes contaminated by the affected person.
  • Using the infected person’s contaminated objects that contain the virus or bacteria.

Pink Eye Infection Causes

Pink eye Infection

There are several causes of conjunctivitis:

Bacterial infection

It happens due to bacteria like Streptococcus pneumoniaeHaemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus that can come in contact with the transparent membrane in the eye. These bacteria cause the blood vessels to swell, get irritated, and appear pink.

Viral Infection

The most common cause of Pink Eye flu is viruses. The viruses like Adenoviruses and enteroviruses enter conjunctivita which irritate the eye. This is a contagious and viral infection which is commonly spreading in Pakistan nowadays. this viral infection in the eye is due to public gatherings.

Allergic Reaction

Another reason for Eye Flu is allergic reactions to dust mites, pollens, and certain cosmetics. Such objects may come in contact with the eye and cause allergies and irritation.

Pink Eye Infection Precautions

As it is a viral infection in Pakistan, it is important to take precautionary measures to take care of your health. Although the infection does not cause any harm to your vision, still it can create uneasiness and disturbance to work and live normally for a few days. Therefore, to avoid such health issues, you can take these precautionary and preventative measures:

  • Avoid close physical contact with affected people.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not touch your eyes unnecessarily and without washing them.
  • Keep a hand sanitiser with you.
  • Do not share personal things like towels, sunglasses, contact lenses, pillows, eye makeup, etc.
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid unnecessary public interaction.
  • Avoid touching random surfaces in public.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.

Pink Eye Infection Treatment

Pink eye Infection

Conjunctivitis caused in Pakistan is due to viral infection. It will take 7 to 14 days to cure. There is no authentic treatment for this virus as it will go on its own. However, you can use these methods for Pink Eye Infection treatment:

  • Use antiviral eye drops, ointments, or medicines.
  • Clean your eyes regularly.
  • Take care of your hygiene
  • Avoid Contact lenses
  • Avoid touching your eyes
  • Use pain relieving medicine in case of severe pain
  • Use a cold or warm compress to soothe the irritation.

Do not start any treatment without the suggestion of the doctor. Any medicine that works on one person may not work on the other. Therefore, it is better to consult the doctor before using it. Moreover, for viral infection, antibiotic medicines will not work so don’t use them.

Foods to Eat During Pink Eye Infection

You can add the following foods to your diet for speedy recovery:

  • Vitamin-A-rich foods like leafy vegetables, carrots, apricots, and sweet potatoes.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids like fish
  • Vitamin C-rich Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit.
  • Antioxidant fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
  • Herbal Teas like chamomile, and calendula for soothing irritation.

Food to Avoid During Pink Eye Infection

You should avoid the following foods for a speedy recovery:

  • Spicy food
  • Salty food
  • Fried food
  • Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages.

Conclusion

You can use the above preventative measures, treatment, and balanced diet during Pink Eye Infection. By following this guide you can relieve yourself from this viral infection. Moreover, the unaffected people must follow the precautionary measures to avoid it. However, if the symptoms appear, you need to visit the doctor for professional consultation.

FAQs

What is the main cause of pink eye?

The main cause of pink eye is a viral infection that is caused by bacteria like Adenoviruses and enteroviruses which spread from one person to another.

How do you heal pink eye fast?

You can heal Pink eye fast by following a balanced diet, maintaining personal hygiene, staying indoors, and consulting a doctor for suitable treatment.

Is Pink Eye Serious?

Pink Eye is a viral and contagious medical condition. However, it is not serious as it does not harm vision. If the irritation and redness is mild, you can treat it at home. If the redness is severe with pain in the eyes, you need to consult your doctor for treatment.

What are the 3 symptoms of pink eye?

The main symptoms of Pink Eye infection are swollen eyes, watery discharge, redness, and itching.

How long does Pink Eye last?

The eye flu lasts for 7 to 14 days normally.

What is the best treatment for Eye infection?

The best treatment for eye infections is to stay at home and use home remedies to relieve the symptoms. You can use cold and warm compresses, balanced diet, avoid unhealthy food, use antiviral eyedrops, and take care of personal hygiene.

Duaa Naeem
Duaa Naeem
Dua is a seasoned writer who loves to write on Pakistani Entertainment and Infotainment while having her Masters in English literature

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