Ophthalmologist at Shivam Netralaya, Dr. Ashok Hansaria says pregnancy is just a physiological condition but if a pregnant woman catches viral eye flu/conjunctivitis it is definitely a compromised situation.
Conjunctivitis which is more commonly known as pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva which is a clear membrane covering the white portion of your eye, and also the inner surface of the eyelids. When you get a pink eye you will obviously be alarmed, as it is common for this infection to spread rapidly. You must however know that it is a common condition and usually goes away within a week’s time. It has never caused any long term damage to the eye.
Here are some causes for conjunctivitis:
When you have eyes that are red with yellow or green drainage oozing in the eye throughout the day and night then it is bacteria who should be blamed. You will find that your eyelids swell up.
If you find that your eyes are very red but there are no drainage, or may be only just a small amount of it then it is viral conjunctivitis. This usually affects both the eyes.
This allergic conjunctivitis is usually seasonal and usually occurs during spring. In this type of conjunctivitis your will find that your eyes are red with no drainage, and it is usually very itchy.
This usually affects only one eye when a piece of sand or dirt gets stuck under the eyelid. It causes redness, tearing, pain and drainage.
This can cause redness, tearing and is usually very painful, and this too affects only one eye.
It is the best that you see a doctor immediately if you’re expecting and have contracted conjuncttivitis. The tricky part is when it comes to take medications for it, as you are pregnant not all medicines will suit you. Consulting your doctor is must.
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