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Outbreak of Severe Conjunctivitis “Aashob-e-Chashm” in the Karachi: Experts Advise Precautionary Measures

Date: September 01, 2023

In recent days, the city has seen a surge in cases of severe conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye.” This highly contagious eye condition has affected individuals of all age groups, leading experts to emphasize the importance of taking precautionary measures.

Health professionals have reported a daily influx of patients with conjunctivitis at hospitals, making prevention essential and straightforward.

To protect yourself from contracting the disease, experts recommend practicing good hygiene. Avoid shaking hands or close contact with infected individuals. It’s advised that those affected keep their towels, pillowcases, and soap separate from others in their household.

Moreover, maintaining eye hygiene is crucial. Use clean, soft cloth or cotton balls to gently clean the eyes, and ensure that any used cloths and cotton balls are promptly disposed of.

If your symptoms worsen or persist, especially in cases of severe conjunctivitis, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional.

Doctors recommend regular treatment with caution as Conjunctivitis spreads from person to person.

This outbreak underscores the significance of following basic preventive measures and maintaining good eye hygiene to safeguard against the spread of conjunctivitis in the community. Stay safe and take care of your eye health.

If you suspect an eye infection, don’t hesitate to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider.

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