Ophthalmologist Dr. Ashok Kumar Grover at Guru Nanak Eye Centre answers queries on treating conjunctivitis, that is pink eye or eye flu.
What precautionary measures must be taken to prevent complications?
What is the best way to clean your eye after waking up in the morning?
Soak cotton wool in cooled boiled water and carefully clean the area around the eye or wherever you see the discharge.
What kind of medicines or eye drops should be used? Does self-medication work?
One can take non-steroids anti-inflammatory drugs and decongestants to ease off any discomfort.
Dr Ashok Hansaria, Ophthalmologist at Shivam Netralaya gives us 3 most important points for treatment of eye flu for children:
Become your child’s idol: As a responsible parent, you must make your child imitate hygiene habits. For instance:
When asking about the treatment of eye flu for seniors Dr. Ashok Hansaria, Ophthalmologist at Shivam Netralaya says, “Senior citizens are already in a compromised state because of their age. Moreover, their recovery form conjunctivitis also depends upon their underlying health conditions such as history of diabetes, blood pressure and so on. As a result of this it is more taxing for them to deal with an additional health hazard.
Dr Hansaria, adds, “There might be some variations in the symptoms. Therefore, the infected person must immediately consult the eye specialist before taking antibiotic eye drops for symptomatic relief. People must make sure that they don’t indulge in self-medication because it can complicate conjunctivitis.”
Ophthalmologist at Shivam Netralaya, Dr. Ashok Hansaria says pregnancy is just a physiological condition but if a pregnant woman catches viral eye flu it is definitely a compromised situation.
It is the best that you see a doctor immediately if you’re expecting and have contracted eye flu.
You must keep following points in mind in order to treat conjunctivitis for pregnant women:
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