Causes of Eye Flu: Uncovering the Reason

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Viral Conjunctivitis: 

Viral conjunctivitis: highly contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets, touch, or contact with infected person's tears.

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Bacterial Conjunctivitis:  

Bacterial conjunctivitis: caused by bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Haemophilus influenzae. Contagious via contact or objects.

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Allergic Conjunctivitis: 

Allergic conjunctivitis is not infectious and is triggered by an allergic reaction to allergens such as pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, or certain eye drops or cosmetics. 

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Chemical Conjunctivitis:  

Exposure to irritants and chemicals can cause conjunctivitis. This can include exposure to smoke, fumes, chlorine, or harsh cleaning agents. 

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Contact Lens-Related Conjunctivitis: 

Improper cleaning or extended use of contact lenses can lead to eye irritation and infections. 

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Foreign Bodies: 

1. Particles or foreign objects in the eye can cause conjunctivitis-like symptoms due to irritation and inflammation. 2. 

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Newborn Conjunctivitis: 

Newborns can develop conjunctivitis shortly after birth due to bacterial or viral infections acquired during delivery. The mother's sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia or gonorrhea can also cause newborn conjunctivitis. 

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