Is it harmful to use someone else’s towel, it causes eye allergies!

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Experts warn! Do not use someone else’s towel! It increases the risk of infection in the eyes. All the curious, Eye Health and Diseases Specialist Op. Dr. We learned from Emre Yılmaz.


With the warming of the weather and the approach of summer, the moody disease conjunctivitis, which is more common, causes inflammation of the membrane layer that surrounds the eyelids. You should not use someone else’s towels and make-up materials, do not open your eyes in the pool or sea, and stay away from an unhygienic environment.


Conjunctivitis, which manifests itself with symptoms such as excessive watering of the eyes, stinging, burning, long-lasting itching and burring, adhesion and crusting of eyelashes in the morning, extreme sensitivity to light and blurred vision; It is an inflammation of the white part of the outermost layer of the eye and the membrane layer that surrounds the inner surface of the eyelids. Conjunctivitis, also known as red or pink eye, is a curable disease.


Stating that conjunctivitis has two main causes, Ophthalmology Specialist Op. Dr. Emre Yılmaz said, “Although allergic conjunctivitis occurs mostly in spring, it can be seen in any season of the year. In general, redness, watering and itching in the eyes are at the forefront and the cause is mostly allergens such as pollen, pool chlorine and detergent. Another is infective conjunctivitis. This type is caused by bacteria and viruses. More severe findings are often seen; Apart from redness and watering in the eyes, swelling and burring on the eyelids are at the forefront and the worst is contagious,” he warned.


Eye Health and Diseases Specialist Op. Dr. Emre Yılmaz listed the things that should be done to prevent the disease as follows: “Not sharing the same towels and make-up materials or personal items, paying attention to hygiene if lenses are used and choosing disposable ones, not opening the eyes in the pool and sea, avoiding cigarette smoke and dusty places. and to stay away from unhygienic places, and if we cannot do these, it is necessary to wash our hands and face immediately with plenty of water. Contact of individuals with the disease should be avoided and if we have conjunctivitis due to allergic reasons, we should stay away from these allergens as much as possible.


Eye Health and Diseases Specialist Op. Dr. Emre Yılmaz stated that the type of conjunctivitis should be determined first with the examination, and then appropriate procedures will be used in the treatment. He emphasized that while conjunctivitis can heal on its own, it is important to proceed under the supervision of a doctor so that the recovery period does not prolong and the right path is followed and does not cause other ailments. Kiss. Dr. Emre Yılmaz said, “The treatment of the disease should be directed towards the agent. In allergic conjunctivitis; antihistamines, steroids, or artificial tear drops can be used. Antibiotic drops and pomades are used in bacterial conjunctivitis. However, there is no known drop treatment in viral conjunctivitis, treatments aimed at relieving the eye are applied.

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