Symptoms Of Conjunctivitis

Symptoms Of Conjunctivitis

Symptoms Of ConjunctivitisYou should be aware of the symptoms of conjunctivitis if you want to be able to stop it at its onset. Not being able to treat conjunctivitis right away can lead to a much worse eye problem.


According to NHS Choices, conjunctivitis is inflammation (swelling) of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane (thin layer of cells) that covers the white part of the eyeball and the inner surfaces of the eyelids.


There are three types of conjunctivitis, each with a different cause. These are:


  • irritant conjunctivitis
  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • infective conjunctivitis


Source: NHS Choices


Some of the symptoms of conjunctivitis that you need to watch out for are provided by Bupa. These include:


  • redness of the white of your eye
  • pain in your eye, such as a burning sensation, throbbing or aching
  • blurry vision caused by pus around your eye
  • pus in your eyes – this may cause them to stick together in the morning and be difficult to open
  • a gritty feeling in your eye that may cause an itching or burning sensation
  • watery eyes


If you have allergic conjunctivitis, you may have hay fever symptoms, such as sneezing, a runny, itchy nose and itchiness at the back of your throat.


If you have infective conjunctivitis, you may have cold-like symptoms, such as a fever and sore throat.


Some of these symptoms can be caused by problems other than conjunctivitis. If you have any of these symptoms, see your GP for advice.


Source: Bupa


So make sure that you take note of the symptoms of conjunctivitis, so that you will recognize them from the start. It is the only way that you would be able to find a good treatment for it and assure that the condition would not get worse.


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