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Conjunctivitis - The disease and reason
« on: 05/10/2007 08:57:57 »
What is the cause of the conjunctivitis? Virus , Bacteria or dust
How is this disease carried?
How the carrier gets infected?
After the disease subsides where does this Virus (or whatever)
go?(I think it should try to infect as many as possible and then it should go latent inside human body ,if there is some benefit to the carrier as well)





 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/10/2007 11:49:22 »
Conjunctivitis can have a number of causes - virus, bacteria, irritants or allergies. As you will infer, conjunctivitis is not a single ailment. Rather it is a set of similar symptoms with different causes.

Treatment varies depending on the particular cause.

Bacterial - treated with antibiotics.
Viral - often caused by the same viruses that cause a common cold. As with a cold, it is left to run its course.
Irritant - washing the eye.
Allergies - treated the same way as any other allergy. First the allergen needs to be identified & then removed.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/10/2007 11:52:38 »
Yap

Any 'itis' refers to inflammation in a specific part of the body.
Whatever the causes, which may be quite countless.
Apart from medical books and even dictionaries, most of these 'itis' and their causes can be easily found inside a PC, e.g. through wikipedia and similar fantastic tools.
The more we achieve superior technologies the lazier we get.
How sad.

ikod  [:o)]
« Last Edit: 05/10/2007 11:57:51 by iko »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/10/2007 13:25:05 »
but the disease effects the eye and has a life cycle.
It spreads like a virus too.
If irritants are the cause then it is obvious that
irritated eyes behaves abnormaly.
But in that case it will not spread.
How do you explain the fact that disease spreads?
I think irritants doesnt explain the cause.

If I consider irritants the reason then it should not lead infectious disease.You should remain with carrier. Which means one is disease and other is an eye injury. Eye injury can not be called conjunctivitis.


The pupil and lower lids are generally affected.

 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/10/2007 13:56:47 »
Pay attention - there are various causes. Among these are virii and bacteria. These can be spread. Obviously irritants & allergies are not contagious.
 

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