If you have pink eye or conjunctivitis, the outer layer covering your eyes, the conjunctiva, is inflamed. Fortunately, a number of sound home remedies can help so things don't get out of hand. They include using warm and cold compresses and remedies such as breast milk and honey. Compresses dipped in water-based solutions containing aloe vera, turmeric, or basil leaves are also quite effective.
Conjunctivitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergens, and irritants. You can get viral and bacterial conjunctivitis when your eyes come in contact with something that’s contaminated with the virus or bacteria – for example, your hands, tissues etc. – and through respiratory droplets. Sexual contact can lead to conjunctivitis through bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Conjunctivitis or pink eye is a common eye condition in which the conjunctiva of the eye is inflamed. Wash your hands before touching your eyes; don’t share items such as eye makeup or towels which may be infected or reuse them after you’ve just cleared an infection; avoid irritants and allergens; change your contact lens (if they’re the cause); and get vaccinated against conditions associated with conjunctivitis to prevent it. Also, get screened and treated for STDs while pregnant to protect your newborn.
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