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Sam Reardon

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) Sam Reardon
Katlin Osborne Reservoir Portal of exit The Chain of Infection Causitive agent The eye or areas near the eye. When objects come in contact with an infected eye Symptoms Redness In the white of the eye.
Swelling of the eyelids
Itching or burning feeling of the eyelids
Swollen or tender area in front of ears Treatment Depends on the cause. It is usually mild and will often get better on its own , even without treatment. However, it is still important to see a healthcare provider and get an antibiotic or other medical treatment. Mode of Transmission Portal of Entry Susceptible Host Prevention Description Wash your hands with warm soapy water
Avoid rubbing your eyes
Avoid sharing articles like towels, blankets, pillowcases, etc.
Avoid sharing makeup, contacts, and other objects that come in contact with your face. The redness or swelling of the conjunctiva, the mucous membranethat lines the eyelid and the eye surface.The lining is usually clear but becomes itchy and inflamed. Pink Eye Viruses
Dry eyes Transmitted when a person or thing come incontact with an infected item. When someone touches their eye. Everyone and anyone that comes in contact with the infected person.
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