Introduction to Flame Eye Fire eye, namely acute conjunctivitis, is caused by feeling wind heat. It refers to the symptoms of red, red and painful eyes, shyness and tears, fever and headache. It usually occurs in hot summer and autumn. Basic knowledge Sickness rate: 0.5% Susceptible population: no specific population Mode of infection: non infectious Complications: headache, conjunctival congestion


Cause of fire

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that this disease is mostly caused by wind heat attacking the eyes. Western medicine believes that the disease is transmitted from person to person or water to person. After the pathogen invades the conjunctiva, it will cause congestion, secretion of mucus or purulent secretion, edema, etc. of the eyeball conjunctiva and eyelid conjunctiva, and even subconjunctival hemorrhage in serious cases.


Flame prevention

1. Red eye disease is mostly seen in spring and autumn, which can be sporadic infection, and can also be popular in schools, factories and other collective living places.

2. Avoid hot and spicy food such as onion, leek, garlic, pepper, mutton and dog meat. It is better not to eat hairtail, carp, shrimp and crab.

Dietary principles:

1. If the wind is more severe than the heat, the patient should eat the food mainly for dispersing wind and supplemented by clearing heat in diet, and can wash his eyes or take plantain herb and peppermint leaf decoction.

2. If it is caused by heat over wind, it is better to clear away heat and disperse wind in diet.


Fire eye complications complication Headache conjunctival congestion

Congestion of conjunctiva, headache, photophobia and tears.


Flame eye symptoms common symptom Foreign body in the eye, eye pain, conjunctival congestion, increased ocular dirt

Generally, the symptoms reach a climax after about 3 days of onset, begin to decline after 5 to 6 days, and recover after 1 to 2 weeks. Keep a handkerchief on your body and wash it frequently. The main symptoms are tingling in both eyes, foreign body sensation, increased secretion, upper and lower eyelids being adhered in the morning, it is difficult to open eyes, conjunctival congestion, severe cases are more aggressive, and there may be fever, headache and other systemic symptoms.


Fire eye inspection

In the early and peak period of the disease, the secretion smear or conjunctival scraping examination shall be conducted to determine the pathogenic bacteria, and drug sensitivity test shall be conducted to select effective drug treatment. In general, the positive rate of bacteriological examination in the late stage of disease is low.


Diagnosis and identification of fire eye

differential diagnosis  

Chronic conjunctivitis is a kind of chronic inflammation of the eye. Allergy and environmental factors are the cause of the disease. The course of the disease can reach weeks or months. Treatment measures include two aspects: reducing symptoms and avoiding possible factors. Acute conjunctivitis: acute conjunctivitis is often caused by bacteria and viruses. The disease is acute and the course of disease is short. If you suffer from acute conjunctivitis, you should wash your eyes and hands frequently, or drop eye drops or apply cold compress.

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