Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacterial infection. It often improves in 2 to 5 days without treatment but can take 2 weeks to go away completely.

Please practice social distancing in order to reduce the potential spread of the disease, as bacterial conjunctivitis is highly contagious.
  • Symptoms
  • Eye excretes thick fluid

    common

    Red eye

    • In one eye

    • Started with one eye then moved to the other

    • Both eyes

    common

    Eye gunk

    common

    Flow of tears

    common

    Swelling or lump in eyelid

    • Painless

    • With redness

    • Warm in the eyelid

    common

    Intolerance to light

  • Risk factors
  • History of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Recent eye or eyelid injury or trauma

    Poor contact lens hygiene

  • Treatment
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis is typically treated with antibiotics.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Bacterial Conjunctivitis, then visit an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

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