SSCR-MLA. Conjunctivitis Health Alert

August 19, 2015
Dear Parents,

SSCR –Manila Conjunctivitis Health Alert Notice
In the past 3 weeks, we have encountered a number of students (elementary, high-school and college) reporting to the clinic presenting with CONJUNCTIVITIS (either Bacterial or Viral). We have been following routine procedures in handling these cases. It is our concern that the numbers may increase, thus we are issuing this primer to increase awareness and prevent the spread of this disease in our school.

Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis also known as Sore eyes or Pink eyes is a contagious eye infection that is caused by bacteria or a virus. The transparent membrane covering the white of the eyeball and inside of the eyelids which is called the CONJUNCTIVA is inflamed due to irritation.

Signs and Symptoms
There is widespread redness, swelling, and yellow pus together with eye pain of one or both eyes. Patients also complain of a feeling heaviness on the affected eye.

Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe
Patients are advised to go home since they are highly communicable. Anti-infectives in the form of eye drops are prescribed to properly treat and manage the eye infection.

We are advising all parents/guardians to bring their children to an eye doctor once symptoms appear. Please be reminded to have the patient isolated for the first 24 hours; once the appropriate eye medicine has been given. Eye-Mo or Visine is not the drug of choice for conjunctivitis.

Please be guided accordingly.

In St. Sebastian,

MA. ZAELA VANESSA M. MAILOM, MD, DPCOM
HEAD – Medical and Dental Services

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