EYE INFECTION INFORMATION
CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva - the membrane that lines the eyelid and wraps around to cover most of the white of the eye.Â Symptoms of conjunctivitis are swollen and bloodshot, itchy andÂ irritated eyes. The infected membrane is filled with pus and this can cause the eyelids to stick together. ConjunctivitisÂ can be viral (discharge will be clear) or bacterial (discharge will be yellow/green) and is very common in children.
Causes of conjunctivitis include bacterial or viral infection, injury, allergies, make-up and exposure to irritating chemical substances. Conjunctivitis is extremely contagious if it is caused by a viral infection.
A stye is a bacterial infection within an oil gland on the edge of the eyelid. The tissues of the eye become inflamed from the infection and the stye takes on the appearance of a small pimple. This will gradually come to a head, open and drain. Early treatment however speeds the healing process and helps to avoid further complications.
Sticky eye is an eye infection which many newborn babies as a result of either a blocked tear duct, or from coming in contact with bacteria in the birth canal. Babies tear ducts are very underdeveloped and can easily become blocked. If this doesnâ€™t clear it can lead to ’sticky eye’. An indication of this would be clear discharge becoming yellow/green.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the outer edges of the eyelids rather than an infection, although it can be caused by an infection. Symptoms are red, itching, burning eyes with the feeling of something in the eye. There may also be a swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing, and crusts that stick the eyelids together at night.
Causes can be eyestrain, poor hygiene, poor nutrition, an infection of the eyelash follicles or glands at the edges of the eyelids, poor sleep patterns, auto-immune conditions, and the presence of seborrheic dermatitis on the face or scalp.
Unless the infection is viral antibiotic drops are usually prescribed. However some people suffering from persistent eye infections try many different types of ointments and drops with no relief.
There is a natural easy-to-use liquid called Colloidal Silver that is effective for all of the above eye infections/problems which has been known to clear even the most persistent eye infections with no side effects and no bacterial resistance.