April 21, 2024

Eye Flu cases rise in Delhi NCR. How to protect your family?

The most common type of eye flu cases in Delhi is viral conjunctivitis, which is caused by a virus.

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According to news reports, there has been a surge in conjunctivitis (eye flu) cases in Delhi in recent weeks. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is reporting around 100 cases of acute conjunctivitis per day, and other hospitals in the city are also seeing an increase in cases.

The most common type of eye flu cases in Delhi is viral conjunctivitis, which is caused by a virus. Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious and can spread through contact with the eye secretions of an infected person, or through contact with contaminated objects or surfaces.

The symptoms of conjunctivitis include redness, itching, tearing, and a gritty feeling in the eye. In some cases, there may also be a discharge from the eye.

There is no specific treatment for conjunctivitis, but the symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter eye drops or ointments. In most cases, the symptoms will go away on their own within a few days or weeks.

However, it is important to see a doctor if you have conjunctivitis, especially if your symptoms are severe or do not improve after a few days.

Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes.
  • Do not share eye makeup or towels.
  • Clean and disinfect any surfaces that may have come into contact with an infected person’s eye secretions.

If you have conjunctivitis, it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of the infection to others. These steps include:

  • Stay home from work or school until your symptoms have cleared up.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from dust and other irritants.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses until your doctor says it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns about conjunctivitis, please talk to your doctor.

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