Conjunctivitis is caused by an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines your eye. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed they’re more visible causing redness.
The symptoms usually last a couple of weeks and will resolve itself without medical intervention.
The most common symptoms of conjunctivitis are when the eye is:
There are treatments you can implement yourself at home to ease the symptoms. You will need clean cotton wool, a different piece for each eye, and boiling water, which you have allowed to cool down before use.
Gently rub your eyelashes to clean off the crust and then hold a cold cotton wool on your eye for a few moments to cool them down.
If you feel you need further assistance speak to your local pharmacist and they’ll be able to give you advice and suggest a course of action to help combat your symptoms.
You should not wear contact lenses or eye makeup until your eyes are better.
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