Infective conjunctivitis- how to treat this?
Hello, my brother has got infective conjunctivitis. His symptoms include redness, due to irritation and widening of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva, discharge from the eye, a watery eye, as the tear glands become overactive, a sticky or crusty coating on the eyelashes, especially on waking, soreness and “grittiness,” which feels like sand in the eye along with swelling due to inflammation. How to treat this?
@tishta In most cases, conjunctivitis goes away without medical treatment. If the cause is viral, a doctor will recommend treating the symptoms with home remedies. If it relates to an allergy or irritant, the person should also try to avoid the substance that causes the reaction. If the doctor suspects a bacterial infection, they may recommend antibiotics. Some doctors prescribe antibiotic eye drops or other preparations just in case, but it is not certain that these will help. Antibiotics will not help manage a viral infection. Return to the doctor if symptoms do not improve with treatment or if there is pain or blurry vision.