Conjunctivitis

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva due to an allergic reaction or an infection caused by viruses or bacteria. Its symptoms are irritation, redness, and watering of the eye. When conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria, there is usually a yellowish mucopurulent discharge.

Conjunctivitis is not serious and can be cured with antibiotic-corticoid-containing drops, or with cool camomile tea eye wash.