The most important rule is to wash your hands thoroughly every time you touched your eyes or face or after you used some medicines in the eye area. It’s also important not to share your makeup tools and cosmetics.
If you noticed the first symptoms of pink eye, avoid makeup until you get rid of the problem. Otherwise, you can infect your makeup products and once you cure the condition, you can reinfect yourself. If you know that any of your makeup products or tools may have been infected, simply throw them away.
The same rule applies to contact lenses. You shouldn’t wear them as long as your eyes are infected, but just switch to glasses for a while. Also, before you wear them again, clean them thoroughly.
Never share some eye-related products with other people, such as towels, pillows, linens, handkerchiefs, or eye medicines. Every time you look into someone else’s eye or help them use some eye medicine, wear protective gloves and wash your hands afterwards.
Remember to protect your eyes with glasses when it’s very hot, cold, or there is a strong wind as otherwise your eyes may get irritated. Also, safety glasses are a real must if your work with some chemical substances.
When to Seek Medical Help
In most cases pink eye is nothing serious and you can quickly get rid of it with home remedies, without any special treatment. However, sometimes it may develop into something more serious, which requires a medical consultation.
If instead of typical symptoms of pink eye you also observed additional, worrying symptoms, such as pain in your eyes, bright redness of the eyes, or when you vision is blurred and your eyes are sensitive to light, go to your doctor at once.
You should also be alarmed if together with pink eye you noticed that your immune system is weakened as it may be a sign that there is deficiency of some vitamins or minerals in your organism.