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Conjunctivitis - What is it?
10 years ago
I found this info on the yahoo group Rat Sites and Cites and thought it would be good to pass along. Thanks to Lindsay of Rattie Health on Yahoo!
Conjunctivitis means irritation of the conjunctiva of the eye, which is the pink tissue on the insides of the eyelids. The cause of the irritation may me infection, allergies, foreign body, reaction to some environmental stimulus...a variety of things. The trick is to figure out what the cause is and treat accordingly. It is also acceptable to treat the conjunctivitis empirically, in other words, not knowing the cause, but giving meds that will correct a number of the potential causes.