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Eye Flu: Causes, Prevention, Foods to Avoid, Mistakes Not To Do, and Many More

Eye infection, which is also called Eye Flu and Conjunctivitis is currently spreading at a high rate in India across the states. Due to the heavy rain and resulting floods, people all over the country are diagnosed with Conjunctivitis now. Especially in the Delhi-NCR region has witnessed a spike in cases.

Children are becoming victims of eye flu very easily as they are more exposed to unhygienic places. As per the experts, the main cause behind conjunctivitis is changes in weather, heavy rain, and floods prevailing across the country.

When someone gets infected with conjunctivitis, his eyes swell up and become red. The eyes feel itchy. Children are more prone to attract fever when they have eye flu. The eyes also get infected with Yellow colored pus. The various carriers of conjunctivitis include allergies, bacterial and viral.

Precautionary Measures

As this disease, Conjunctivitis is currently spreading rapidly. It is crucial to pay attention to everything around us. The food and drink we intake, and the environment we are exposed to must be clinically hygienic.

As these unhygienic factors possess the potential to affect the eye’s health, it is crucial to take utmost care in this situation.

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Foods To Avoid During Conjunctivitis

  1. Allergic Foods: Foods that cause allergic infections in the body should be avoided at all costs. Foods that are prone to cause allergy infections will worsen conjunctivitis.
  2. Packaged and Processed Foods: These foods tend to contain additives and preservatives. Thus, consuming this unhealthy food at the time of eye infection might worsen it.
  3. Caffeinated drinks together with Alcohol causes dehydration in the body. This will result in affecting the healing mechanism of the body.
  4. Spicy, Hot, and Salty Foods: Hot and Spicy food irritates the eyes. Salty foods have sodium that causes accumulation of excess water leading to worsening of the eye infection.
  5. Dairy products: Raw and unpasteurized milk usually contain noxious bacteria which elevate eye flu and eye infections.
  6. Citrus Fruits: Grapefruit, lemons, and oranges cause eye irritation and are acidic. Thus, they can potentially aggravate conjunctivitis.

Things To Keep In Mind

For the time being, it is advisable to not use contact lenses. If you have Conjunctivitis, then you should keep wearing black glasses. Even if your eyes feel itchy, you should not touch your eyes too often. Always use tissue paper or a clean cloth when you wish to clean your eyes.

Without any Doctor’s advice, medicines shouldn’t be put in infectious eyes. During Conjunctivitis, it is advisable to stop swimming for a while and attend crowded places. For utmost protection, hands should be cleaned with sanitizers.

(Disclaimer: All the information provided above is a general form of information understood and followed by laymen. People are advised to take an expert’s advice if the infection is serious)

Subhashree Panda

Subhashree Panda: A proficient content writer, editor, and researcher. With 4 years of experience and an MBA in finance, she crafts compelling narratives on global events. Her passion for diverse journalism genres resonates widely, fostering broad audience connections.

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