Conjunctivitis occurs when the eyelids’ inner membrane lining – or, the conjunctiva – becomes aggravated. Bacteria, foreign substances, allergens, viruses or sexually transmitted infections might be at the crux of this common irritation. Redness, uncontrollable watering, eye discharge, prickliness and impaired vision typify this ailment, though treatment is fairly straightforward. Usually, antibiotics, eye baths, warm/cool compressions, allergen avoidance and eyewash will heal the condition, and homeopathy and herbal therapies can assist.
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