Cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) tend to increase

( In recent days, medical examination and treatment facilities in Binh Thuan province have recorded an increase in the number of pink eye case.


Recorded at Phan Thiet City Medical Center, the number of cases related to eye diseases has increased sharply. Counted on September 11, 2023 alone, there were nearly 70 cases, nearly doubling the previous daily average.


Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the transparent membrane on the surface of the eyeball and the conjunctiva. The disease can occur at any age, often appears at the time of season change and is easily spread. Experts say that, pink eye can be from many different causes; among them, the most worrying cause is the virus because it can spread quickly in the community.


Theo khuyến cáo của Cục Y tế Dự phòng (Bộ Y tế), để chủ động phòng, chống bệnh đau mắt đỏ, chúng ta cần thực hiện các nội dung sau:


According to recommendations of the Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health), to proactively prevent pink eye, people need to take the following measures:


1. Wash your hands often with soap and clean water.


2. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes, nose, mouth.


3. Avoid sharing personal items, such as: eye drops, towels, eyeglasses, face masks.


4. Clean your eyes, nose, and throat every day with saline, regular eye drops, and nose drops.


5. Use soap or common antiseptic substances to disinfect the patient's utensils and belongings


6. Limit contact with people who are sick or suspected of having pink eye.


7. Patients or people suspected of having pink eye need to limit contact with others.


 8. People with signs of pink eye need to go to a medical facility for timely examination, consultation, and treatment. Do not self-treat without instructions from medical staff./.




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