THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONJUNCTIVITIS
Dear Matthew, what are the different types of conjunctivitis?
Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by a bacterial infection, and symptoms generally include red eyes and a thick yellow or green discharge which comes back frequently when wiped away, and is contagious. It can be treated with antibiotic eye drops such as Chlorsig.
Viral conjunctivitis usually follows a viral infection such as the common cold or influenza. Symptoms generally include eye redness and a clear, stringy or watery discharge, and it’s very contagious.
Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by pollen, animal dander or dust mites, and causes itchy eyes. It’s treated using over the counter antihistamine eye drops.