Myths about red eye due to conjunctivitis
Here are some myths about conjunctivitis or pink eye that need to be clarified:
1. Conjunctivitis is definitely contagious
If redness of the eye is caused by a virus or bacteria, this can indeed be contagious. However, if the redness is caused by certain chemicals or allergens , there is no need to be afraid because this condition is not contagious.
2. Only children can experience conjunctivitis
3. Red eye must always be conjunctivitis
4. There is no cure for conjunctivitis
Another case if caused by bacteria, appropriate treatment is with antibiotic eye drops. In addition, allergy medications can also help relieve conjunctivitis if caused by allergens. For that, if your complaint does not improve, consult your doctor to find out the causes and appropriate treatment of your conjunctivitis symptoms.
5. Will not appear if you do not rub your eyes with dirty hands
6. Can only attack once
7. Babies cannot get conjunctivitis
Generally, this condition occurs when the mother has venereal diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. In addition to the eyes, babies born with conjunctivitis due to venereal disease can experience serious infections in the lungs and spinal cord.