Prevention and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis

 Allergic conjunctivitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva surrounding the eye by certain substances that cause allergies. In case of an epidemic eye disease, it is contagious, but allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious. It is mainly caused by substances such as pollen, animal fur, and house dust mites in the air, and the representative symptoms are eye redness, eye irritation, and eye boosts.

In spring, people spend a lot of time indoors that is smuggled by fine dust and yellow dust. It is recommended to ventilate indoor air frequently or use an air purifier to prevent allergic conjunctivitis. Dust, mites, pet hair, etc. are frequently cleaned in the house, and bedding is often sun disinfected. Always check the atmosphere before going out, and make sure to wear a mask on days of fine dust or yellow dust and wash your hands frequently. The most important thing to prevent conjunctivitis is never to touch your eyes with your hands.

Most patients with allergic conjunctivitis complain of rhinitis symptoms, and in such cases, treatment centered on rhinitis improves allergic conjunctivitis. If symptoms occur, it is best to be diagnosed early and receive proper treatment.

Washing the eyes with salt water is a folk remedy, which not only exacerbates symptoms but also risks damaging the conjunctiva, so it should never be done. When itching is severe, cold packs with ice wrapped in a thin towel, or washing your hands clean and around your eyes with cold water improves symptoms. You can use cold cans or ice cream instead of ice.

If allergic conjunctivitis is mainly caused by allergic reactions of pollen, dust, animal dandruff, and ticks in the air, "magnificent papillary conjunctivitis" contacts contact lenses and the conjunctiva inside the upper eyelid, resulting in allergic symptoms. This is due to fine dust and yellow dust in contact lenses. Although the antigens that cause it are different, it is recommended not to wear lenses regardless of the type of conjunctivitis.

Allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious unlike epidemic keratitis or bacterial conjunctivitis. However, since it is difficult to distinguish these three conjunctivitis with the naked eye, it may be contagious conjunctivitis, so you should use a personal towel and get eye treatment as soon as possible.