Acute Haemmorrhagic Conjunctivitis, popularly known as Apollo in Ghana and other parts of Africa, is the sudden reddening of the eye.
There are a lot of conditions that can lead to this infection. Some may include, allergies, bacterial infection, viral infection. A common form of the condition that occurs every rainy season is the seasonal conjunctivitis. Let’s take a look at the causes of this eye infection and how to treat it.
- The eyelids of the person often stick together requiring great effort in separating them.
- Intense whitish mucopurulent discharge is observed throughout the day with the eye having a reddish hue.
- There is pain which is worse upon looking up or at light.
- Sore eyes.
- Inability to do near work comfortably
- Blurry vision due to the discharge.
- Itchiness in the eye
- Excessive tearing
- Swelling of eyelids
- Gritty feeling, especially when blinking
- Discharge that forms a crust-like structure around the eyelids preventing it from opening
- Constant tearing up
Causes Of Apollo And How To Treat It In Two Days
HOW TO TREAT APOLLO EYE INFECTION
Currently, there is no major treatment to to this eye infection. Here are some suggested ways to treat this eye infection.
Antibiotic eye drops or ointments for bacterial conjunctivitis also help to speed up the healing process. Eye drops may be provided to control the allergic reaction or control the inflammation
How To Avoid The Spread Of This Infection
Since this infection is inflammatory, it is advisable to do everything possible to make sure your neighbor, family or co-workers don’t get affected. Here are some suggested ways.
- Stay home from work or school until the symptoms have gone away.
- Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, or eye makeup with others.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.