Deputy Chief Ramban Warns of Influenza, Dengue
Deputy Chief Ramban Warns of Influenza, Dengue

Numerous patients complaining of eye itchiness, redness, swelling, and irritation are being seen in hospitals throughout the Jammu division.

Conjunctivitis and eye flu instances are increasing, according to doctors, but there is no need to be concerned since the condition normally goes away in one to two weeks for people who are afflicted. People must, however, exercise prudence.
It is a “self-limiting infection,” they said, and each person’s immunity will affect how the illness progresses.


“The monsoon’s humid and damp conditions provide an ideal breeding ground for the viruses or bacteria responsible for these infections to spread rapidly,” they said.

They said, “This flu may infect anybody of any age group, and contact of eyes should be avoided, particularly with unclean hands, to reduce the spread of the virus.

According to reports, this flu’s symptoms include watery discharge from the eyes, as well as redness, congestion, photophobia, and haemorrhages in the eye’s outer layer.

These instances have been documented in four to five Jammu districts over the course of the past week, according to Dr. Sandeep, an eye doctor from that city.

He said that although eye flu is a frequent issue during the monsoon season, it may be more prevalent this year due to the extra moisture in the air.

He emphasised the need for proper hygiene, saying that doing things like cleaning your hands and avoiding contacting your eyes with bare or dirty hands are important. People should also refrain from sharing personal items like towels, lenses, or glasses.

According to him, anybody exhibiting any symptoms has to go to the closest hospitals and take steps to stop it from spreading to others.

According to medical professionals, eye flu is often not harmful and is readily treatable with the right treatment. Antibacterial medicines and over-the-counter eye drops are both readily accessible and may be used in the proper dose to treat eye flu.

They warned that severe bacterial conjunctivitis might have consequences that can impair eyesight if it is not addressed. (KNO)



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