What and how to treat conjunctivitis in adults

Category Ophthalmology | August 12, 2017 17:53


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Inflammation of the mucous membranes - one of the most frequent manifestations of colds.Like children, adults are not so rarely encountered this phenomenon.

In this regard, the obvious question - what and how to treat conjunctivitis in adults and is it possible to prevent the ailment?

In any case, ignore this problem it is not necessary, as this may lead to the development of serious complications.


most common form of infectious conjunctivitis is considered.It is easy to guess that it contribute to the development of pathogenic bacteria such as streptococci, staphylococci, pneumococci, and gonococcus.The most common viral conjunctivitis - a consequence not dolechennogo or recently suffering respiratory disease.Cases of infection it is particularly frequent during the cold weather.

Another form - allergic conjunctivitis.In this case, inflammation of the eyes provoke external allergens: pet dander, pollen, food and a

ggressive effects of cosmetics.Often accompanied by allergic conjunctivitis atopic dermatitis, rhinitis and asthma.In other cases, conjunctivitis may occur as a reaction of the body to the evaporation of chemicals getting into the eyes of household chemicals or poor-quality cosmetics.


Before treat conjunctivitis in adults, need to understand how accurate your assumptions.Greatly facilitate the task of the characteristic symptoms:

  • Profuse watery eyes;
  • red eyes, itching;
  • pus that in the morning causes bonding century;
  • edema conjunctiva.

addition in infective conjunctivitis is marked loss of one eye at first, but after a few days, and the second.Allergic conjunctivitis affects the mucous membrane of both eyes.


How to treat conjunctivitis in adults?Many people do not rush to turn to specialists for help, hoping to get rid of their own problems.However, in the case of conjunctivitis such imprudent could face serious complications - blindness.A visit to the ophthalmologist is extremely necessary also to determine the type of inflammation.Treatment of viral conjunctivitis and allergic odds are significantly different.

When removing the last is primarily determined by the type of allergen that caused irritation of the eyes, and then assigned to the reception of antihistamine or steroid medications, reduces inflammation.Bacterial and viral forms require more intensive care.How to treat conjunctivitis in adults with this flow of inflammatory process?

special regimen does not exist, but to accelerate the recovery of the patient can be used drops and ointments for the eyes.Preparations, which include interferon, quickly relieve the symptoms of conjunctivitis.In some cases, doctors prescribe to their patients to use the drops with antibiotics or steroid medications.However, they should not take a long time, as this may lead to the manifestation of side effects.In addition, an important role in the issue of how to treat conjunctivitis in adults, hygiene plays:

  • Try not to touch the eyes with his hands;
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water;
  • Use personal face towel, which is necessary to change 1 time in 2 days;
  • Discard the tissue handkerchiefs in favor of disposable paper napkins;
  • does not impose on the patient blindfold.This is only provoke the growth of bacteria;
  • before dripping into the eyes, rinse them drops of pus with warm solution of potassium permanganate or furatsilina.

drops conjunctivitis

Asked than to treat conjunctivitis in adults, the majority of cases, doctors recommend the use of eye drops.Depending on the cause of the inflammatory process, the ophthalmologist may recommend more effective drugs:

  • In allergic conjunctivitis - drop opatanol and lekrolin, hydrocortisone ointment;
  • In bacterial conjunctivitis - sulfacetamide, and tsipromed Tobrex;
  • in viral conjunctivitis - all external preparations containing interferon (Poludanum and oftalmoferon, for example).