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Homeopathy Treatment for Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eyeball. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include redness, discharge, burning, and sometimes itching and light sensitivity. It can occur in one eye or both.

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What causes conjunctivitis ?

The most common cause of conjunctivitis is a viral infection. Other causes include seasonal allergies, bacterial infection, and reactions to eye medications

How is conjunctivitis transmitted ?

Viral conjunctivitis can be transmitted From one person to another by casual contact, sharing towels or pillow cases, facial contact, or sharing of cosmetics. It can occur before, during, or after a cold or upper respiratory infection because the same virus which causes the cold can cause conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is very contagious in the first 10-12 days and may last up to 2-3 weeks

Allergic conjunctivitis usually occurs in the spring and summer and is not contagious. It causes itching in addition to redness and tearing. It is caused by allergies to pollens From plants

Bacterial conjunctivitis, like viral conjunctivitis, is contagious. Most people, who develop bacterial conjunctivitis, also have other eye conditions such as dry eyes or inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis). There is a sexually transmitted type of conjunctivitis, called chlamydial conjunctivitis, which often produces symptoms of long duration (>4 weeks)

What precautions should I take when I have conjunctivitis ?

The most important precaution is to be extremely strict with hand washing. Always wash hands with soap and water before and after touching the eyes. Avoid any facial contact with others while you are Having symptoms. Don't let others use your personal articles such as towels, pillows, or cosmetics. If you are a contact lens wearer, you should not wear contact lenses while you have any symptoms. People who provide healthcare, food services, or education should not work until their eyes feel and look normal because of the risk of spreading the infection to others

What is the basic therapy and treatment ?

Treatment varies depending on the specific cause of conjunctivitis. For viral conjunctivitis using a cool wet cloth 3-4 times a day and applying artificial tear will relieve the symptoms. If you have pain, decreased vision, or a strong light sensitivity associated with your symptoms of a red eye, you are likely to have a condition more serious than conjunctivitis. In this circumstance you should see an ophthalmologist (EyeMD), a medical doctor who specializes in medicine and surgery of the eyes immediately.

Homeopathy Treatment

Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account your constitutional type -- your physical, emotional, and psychological makeup.

Homeopathy not only helps in treating the acute infection and Inflammation but also helps in preventing it becoming chronic.

Homeopathy Medicine

Belladona, Euphrasia, Argentum Nitricum, Mercsol.