Treatment For Eyes raised

Treatment For Eyes raised

Eye swelling usually gets better within a few weeks without any special treatment. However, it may be necessary to consult a doctor in some cases.

Eye strain is a well-known problem. This is medically called conjunctivitis. Eye swelling usually gets better within a few weeks without any special treatment. Eye problems can spread quickly from one person to another. So it is important to know the simple and effective ways to prevent puffy eyes.

Signs of eye twitching

Depending on the cause of puffy eyes, different symptoms may appear.  Eye twitching usually affects both eyes. The main symptom of conjunctivitis is the white part of the eye becoming red or pink in color. Other symptoms include—

  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Swelling of the thin transparent membrane over the white of the eye 
  • Itchy, stinging or burning eyes. A red, itchy eye due to swelling is usually contagious
  • Sensation that something has entered the eye or an urge to itch the eye
  • Watery eyes
  • Accumulation of mucous fluid or pus in the eye. The pus may become dry and sticky and the eyelids or eyelids may temporarily stick together. This is especially true after waking up in the morning. Eye twitching is contagious if you have these symptoms
  • Contact lens discomfort or lens not fitting properly 

Identify the cause of eye twitching

It is quite difficult to find out the real reason behind eye twitching. Although there are various causes of eye swelling, in most cases the symptoms are almost the same. However, in some cases, based on specific symptoms, an idea about the cause of eye twitching can be found. There are two main reasons responsible for eye twitching-

1. Viral or bacterial infection

Commonly, eye infections are caused by viruses and bacteria. Some of these viruses and bacteria can spread quickly from person to person. Eye irritation caused by such an infection is usually very contagious.

Symptoms of viral conjunctivitis

  • In this case, there may be cold or flu- like symptoms
  • Symptoms usually appear in one eye at first. The other eye may also be affected within a few days .
  • The eyes usually discharge a thin fluid or water

Symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis

  • In this case, pus usually accumulates in the eyes. As a result, the eyelids may temporarily fuse together .
  • It can sometimes occur at the same time as an ear infection

2. allergy

Allergies can also cause problems like itchiness and runny nose.  However, allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious.

Allergic eye symptoms

  • In this case, symptoms usually occur in both eyes 
  • Eyes may be very itchy. Symptoms like watery eyes and swelling may also appear
  • There may be other symptoms associated with allergies. For example: itchy nose, sneezing, scratchy throat, allergic rhinitis , eczema or asthma/asthma

3. other reasons

Apart from these, the eyes can rise due to other reasons –

  • Chemicals
  • Contact lenses 
  • Getting something inside the eye from outside. eg: droopy eyelids
  • Indoor and outdoor air pollutants. For example: smoke, dust and chemical fumes 
  • sexually transmitted infections For example: gonorrhea and chlamydia infection
  • Fungi, amoeba and other parasites
Types of conjunctivitis
Image: Eyes raised due to various reasons

Treatment of puffy eyes

A droopy eye usually does not require a doctor’s visit. It resolves on its own within a few weeks without any special treatment. By following some simple home remedies, you can usually relieve the symptoms of puffy eyes. However, it may be necessary to consult a doctor in some cases.

Note that eye twitching can be very contagious in many cases. So it is very important to take precautions to prevent it from spreading. The next part of the article elaborates on prevention of eye twitching.

Home remedies for puffy eyes

  • You can take cold water in the eyes. It can reduce eye swelling and irritation. For this, gently hold a cold flannel cloth over the eyes for a few minutes. It cools the eyes, resulting in relaxation.
  • Boil, sterilize and cool water to clean the eyes. Now soak a piece of clean cotton cloth in that water and gently wipe the eyelids. In this way, the hardened pus and dirt accumulated in the eyes can be easily cleaned. In this case, you must use a separate cloth for each eye. So that the germs of one eye do not spread to the other eye. You can also use a cotton pad instead of a piece of cloth.

Do not use contact lenses inside the eye until the eye is fully healed. In this case, consult a doctor if necessary.

Eyesight medicine

Eye swelling can be treated with various eye drops. For example –

Artificial Tears: It helps in reducing dry and itchy eyes. These drops can be used for any type of eye irritation. They are available in pharmacies under various names including Lubgel, Drylife, Aquafresh and Tearfresh. Read the accompanying instructions carefully before use and use accordingly.

Antibiotic Drops: These drops are recommended for bacterial eye infections. Antibiotics can help heal the infection quickly, reduce complications, and prevent the eye from spreading. 

In the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, the use of antibiotics in the eye is usually recommended in the following areas—

  • Pus-like fluid accumulates in the eyes
  • If the eyes of someone with a weak immune system
  • Assuming an infection with some specific bacteria. For example: gonorrhea and chlamydia

This type of drop is not useful if the eye is inflamed due to any other cause other than bacteria (eg viruses and allergies).

Antibiotic drops or ointment called ‘chloramphenicol’ are often recommended to treat bacterial conjunctivitis. These are applicable to children above two years of age and adults. However, a doctor should be consulted before use.

Do not use this medicine in children under two years of age without doctor’s advice.

Antihistamine drops: These eye drops are usually recommended for eye irritation or excessive itching due to allergies.

In addition to eye drops and ointments, doctors may sometimes recommend oral medications.

When can go to school and office?

You or your child can go to school or work if they are not feeling too sick. However, if there is a fever or other symptoms or there is a possibility of coming in contact with a healthy person through outdoor work, such work should be avoided. 

When to go to the doctor quickly

Eyelid problems usually get better with home remedies. However, if any of the following symptoms occur along with eye twitching, a doctor should be consulted immediately 

  • Eye pain
  • Eyes become sensitive to light. For example, having problems with the eyes due to light or sunlight
  • Seeing flashes of light in the eyes, blurred vision or crooked lines
  • Blurred vision and blurred vision after clearing the eyes
  • Rash or rash on the body
  • Intense redness of one or both eyes
  • Weakened immune system. For example: patients with diabetes or HIV, those undergoing cancer treatment, i.e. chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and those taking steroids.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis that does not improve after 24 hours of antibiotics 
  • Worsening or no improvement of eye swelling symptoms over time. Especially if the symptoms are not fully resolved after two weeks
  • Symptoms of bulging eyes appear soon after wearing contact lenses. As well as the appearance of any spots on the eyelids. This may be due to an allergic reaction to the lenses

These can be signs of a serious eye problem. So it is necessary to go to the doctor quickly without delay. People with weakened immune systems should also consult a doctor for general eye swelling.

Things to do to raise children’s eyes

A doctor should be consulted if any of the following symptoms occur in children-

  • Redness of one or both eyes for more than two days
  • Eye pain or discomfort for more than two days
  • Sticky discharge from the eyes or blocked eyes for two weeks or more
  • Suffering due to eye symptoms

A newborn under 28 days of age should see a doctor immediately if there are any signs of eye twitching.

The way the eyes spread

Knowing how it spreads makes it easier to prevent it. Many types of bacteria and viruses can cause eye inflammation. Some of these bacterial and viral eye infections are highly contagious. The ways in which these germs usually spread to a healthy person are—

  • From direct contact with an infected person. For example: through touch and handshake
  • Through the air from the sneezes and coughs of infected persons
  • If you stay too close to the affected person. 
  • Touching anything infected with germs with your hands and touching your eyes without washing those hands. For example: door handles, books, tissues or eye wipes

Misconception: Looking at a person with squint means that the eyes of a healthy person are also affected

A healthy person’s eyes are not infected just by looking into the eyes of an infected person. This is a completely unscientific concept. However, some bacterial and viral eye infections are highly contagious. In that case, a healthy person can get infected from an infected person by touching or sneezing or being very close to an infected person.

Prevent eye twitching

Eye infections can easily spread from an infected person to a healthy person. However, if you follow some simple steps, eye swelling can be prevented.

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1. Wash hands regularly

Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing is especially important before eating, before and after applying eye drops or ointment, and after cleaning the eyes.

If you don’t have soap, you can clean your hands with hand sanitizer. In this case, choose a sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. However, do not touch your eyes before the hand sanitizer has completely dried. Otherwise, eye irritation may occur.

In addition, if you touch the things used by the affected person (such as: handkerchief, cloth or bed sheet) and after applying the medicine to the affected person or child’s eyes, you must wash your hands with soap and warm water.

2. Covering the mouth during sneezing and coughing

Cover your mouth with a tissue or handkerchief when you sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use. If using a handkerchief, wash it with soap or detergent. Then wash your hands with soap and water.

3. Clean the eyes

If any water or pus comes out of the eye, wipe it with a clean wet cloth or cotton several times a day. Be sure to clean your hands before touching your eyes. Once the eye is cleaned, the used cotton should be thrown away. But if you use clothes, wash them with hot water and detergent. Finally, wash your hands again with soap and warm water.

4. Cleaning used clothes

Wash pillow covers, bed sheets, towels, towels and any face cloths (such as niqabs, handkerchiefs and masks) regularly with soap or detergent and hot water. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling these, i.e. after work.

5. Keeping glasses and utensils clean

If you need to use glasses, use them cleanly. Use your own glasses, glasses box or other items (such as towels and handkerchiefs) cleanly and carefully, so that others do not use the same items.

6. Keeping contact lenses clean

If the doctor advises to continue wearing contact lenses, clean and store the contact lenses as recommended by the eye doctor.  In addition, replace the old lens with a new one after the prescribed time.

what not to do

The following should not be done before the eye is fully healed—

  • Do not touch, itch or rub the eyes. These actions can worsen the eye condition. In addition, the infection can spread from one eye to the other 
  • Never touch your eyes without washing your hands
  • Do not use the same eye drop bottle for affected and healthy eyes.  Separate drops should be used. Otherwise even healthy eyes can become infected
  • The belongings of the infected person cannot be shared with others. For example: Towels, handkerchiefs, handkerchiefs, pillow covers, eye drops, makeup products and makeup brushes, glasses, contact lenses and their boxes.
  • Contact lenses cannot be used until the eye has healed. However, once the condition of the eyes improves, contact lenses can be used again with the doctor’s advice
  • Swimming pool cannot be used

Apart from this, to prevent recurrence of eye twitching after the eye twitching is cured –

  • Throw away all makeup items including makeup brushes used while infected 
  • Throw away used contact lenses, lens boxes and solutions 

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