Eye infection

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation in the eyes. The most common causes are Viral, Bacterial or Allergic Conjunctivitis. Viral Conjunctivitis is highly contagious and is usually caused by adenoviruses. Symptoms include eye irritation, sensitivity to light and watery discharge. There are no drops, ointments, or antibiotics that can cure it, but usually cool compresses and artificial tears can provide relief. Bacterial conjunctivitis, also contagious, typically presents with a thick mucus-like discharge that causes matting of the eyelids. Allergic Conjunctivitis typically affects both eyes and is a response to an allergy, for instance, to pollen. Symptoms include intense itching, teary and inflamed eyes, as well as sneezing and watery nasal discharge. Most of the time, allergic conjunctivitis can be controlled with allergy eye drops. Call or book online, and one of SickDay’s Medical Practitioners will be at your doorstep within 60-90 minutes.

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