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How to Prevent Pink Eye

Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 07:06 AM
Author: Jason Lau

How to Prevent Pink Eye

Pink eye is a pain to deal with, but it is not extremely harmful to your health. Pink eye can occur at any age and typically goes away within a few days with the help of antibiotics. Pink eye can reoccur, but that’s no cause for alarm. To prevent pink eye, follow these steps and you will reduce your chances of developing any type of infection in the eyes.

  • Practice sanitary sneezing and coughing.
  • Clean surfaces.
  • Wash your hands.

Practice sanitary sneezing and coughing. This means doing both actions into the sleeve versus into your hands. For decades schools taught children to sneeze and cough into their hands, only to have those germ-infested hands all over door knobs, desks, computers and chairs. It’s the same for any home or office. You want to practice sneezing and coughing into your arm or elbow so you don’t leave germ tracks everywhere.

Inevitably, germs will get on surfaces such as desks, tables and sinks. Regularly wipe these areas down with antibacterial cleaner. You can also use a combination of white vinegar and water and a few drops of essential oil for a natural cleaner that will kill germs without chemicals or toxins.

Wash your hands frequently. Whether you’re at the office, at school or at home, make it a habit to wash your hands. You will touch many germs when handling everything from food to money. Many people rub or scratch their eyes and bringing germs to the area can cause pink eye.

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