conjunctivitis epidemic Easily infected, spreads quickly

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conjunctivitis epidemic Easily infected, spreads quickly

Conjunctivitis caused by a virus Caused by viral infections, of which there are many types. Some types are easily infected and spread quickly, call “epidemic pink eye.” Most of this disease is mild. and disappears on its own within 1-3 weeks. A small percentage of cases may severe. or have complications or need separated from other causes

Thai name: Viral conjunctivitis conjunctivitis epidemic English name Viral conjunctivitis, Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis/EKC The cause is a viral infection. Important ones include: adenovirus group and picornavirus group (picornavirus), each of which consists of several subtypes of viruses.

This disease is transmitted by direct contact.

Touching hands or objects (such as glasses, drinking glasses, plates, bowls, towels, handkerchiefs, pillows, soap, water bowls, doorknobs, refrigerator doors, telephones, etc.) That are contaminated with germs (where the patient uses his or her hand to rub the inflamed eye and then touch those appliances) or may be contracted from playing in a pool. That is contaminated with germs from a patient. Who swims in the water In cases where there is also a sore throat.

It may also transmit by a sick person coughing or sneezing on their face. Or contact with saliva or mucus in the patient’s mouth. The incubation period depends ทางเข้า ufabet on the type of virus, usually 5-12 days. Viruses are call enterovirus type 70 and coxsackie virus A type 24. Causes inflammation of the sclera along with bleeding under the sclera. The incubation period is 1-2 days.

Symptoms include red eyes, irritation of the eyes,

like powder entering the eyes, fear of light, tears flowing, and a small amount of eye discharge that looks white. There may be swelling of the eyelids. I can’t quite open my eyes. Some people may have red, swollen eyes. (from bleeding under the whites of the eyes) Some people may have a fever, sore throat, and aches and pains similar to the flu. Red eyes and eye inflammation will start in one eye first. Then it spreads to the other side within 2-3 days. Most of the time the symptoms subside within a few days. and will disappear on its own within 1-3 weeks.

Isolation of disease 1. Symptoms of red eyes, irritated eyes, and watery eyes may cause by other causes Foreign objects entering the eyes. Causing eye irritation Eyes immediately became red. Afterward, foreign objects enter the eye, such as dust, iron scraps, insects, irritants. When washed or removed, the symptoms will Relieves within 1-2 days • Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria. Patients will have red eyes, swollen eyelids, and wet eye discharge that is yellow or green in color. It usually affects both eyes, first on one side and then spread to the other side. 

Conjunctivitis cause by the herpes virus or shingles.

Patients will have symptoms of eye irritation, redness, and watery eyes similar to viral conjunctivitis. But there is often a history of a herpes rash or shingles on the face or near the eyes before symptoms of eye inflammation occur. 

Corneal ulcers: There is often history being cut eyes by grass blades or vegetables. Or there is a foreign object in the eye. Or if contact lenses are use (incorrectly), the patient will experience eye pain, eye irritation, red eyes, watery eyes, acute glaucoma. The patient will have severe pain in one eye and blurred vision which occurs acutely. It will found that the white of that eye Looks reddish. The cornea is swollen and cloudy.

Diagnosis: Doctors usually diagnose eye irritation, redness, and watery eyes (without itching, severe eye pain, blurred vision, or yellow or green eye discharge), and usually in one eye first. Then slowly spread to the other side. And sometimes an outbreak is found. If unsure, additional testing may be required, such as taking eye secretions to test for infection.

Self-care: When you have red, irritated, teary eyes, you should do the following: 

• You should get enough rest. Do not do heavy labor. 

• Use eye drops to reduce inflammation with trade names such as Histaoph and Spursallerg. (spersallerge) Drop eye drops every 2-4 hours. 

• If you have a fever, take paracetamol .

• If you suspect or the doctor detects. That it is conjunctivitis cause by a virus. Patients should stop studying or working for 2 weeks and should wash their hands frequently. With water and soap Or use alcohol gel to moisturize your hands. Avoid playing in the pool. And do not share items with others. To prevent it from spreading to others. Patients should immediately see a doctor. If you have severe eye pain, blurred vision, wet eyelids, or yellowish or green eyelids. Have a herpes or shingles rash near the eyes Suspected that something foreign was in the eye. Symptoms of weakness in the arms and legs followed. or eye inflammation No relief within 4-7 days

Complications are rare and may occur, such as complications from bacterial infection.

or blurred vision due to corneal inflammation (which may last for weeks) Even for years), some people may have scars on the whites of their eyes. or there is adhesion of the sclera to the eyeball In cases caused by Anterovirus type 70, it may cause complications of acute meningitis. You may have symptoms of weakness in your arms and legs. Which is found very rarely. It usually occurs in people over 20 years of age, 5 days to 6 weeks after the eye becomes inflamed.

Disease progression: Most cases disappear on their own within 1-3 weeks. A small percentage may be chronic or have such complications.