The most common thing now in Lagos before you walk few kilometres is seeing someone with apolo (conjunctivitis)
Seeing us posing with sunglasses is not because we are that stylish (*wink)
I bet you do not want to see our ‘real faces’ lol!
Thank God we could get something to cover up our swollen eyes and form fine mummy and daddyAfter all, we got the gift from our adorable boy…and we are proud to flaunt it (or are we truely? *smile*)
We got this gift everyone loves to run from within 24 hours
CONJUCTIVITIS…a gift you get even when you do not ask for it
CONJUCTIVITIS…a gift you get without criteria or consent(sounds like a nice commercial,right?hehe)
Although everyone loves to get something
Old and young
Parents and children
You and I
Yet contacting conjunctivitis is not a gift anyone would like to dream about
Let alone experiencing it
The pain alone is unbearable
Eyes feel itchy and uncomfortable
You can hardly see with or open your eyes at times
Your look… could even be scary
Your outing…automatically will be limited
In fact, the carrier needs to be quarantined, to avoid easy distribution/sharing
Wikipedia explains that Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. It makes the eye appear pink or reddish. There may also be pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness. The affected eye may have increased tears or be “stuck shut” in the morning. Swelling of the white part of the eye may also occur. Itching of the eye is more common in cases due to allergies. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjunctivitis
This is my first experience of having conjunctivitis
In short, I thought I have been immune against it because I can look straight into the eyes of infected individuals then without having a reddish or swollen eye
But now, motherhood has changed my story (*wink)
With just a look at my son who had a reddish eye,
I got swollen eyes in return.
This made me research how one can prevent children from being infected with conjunctivitis
You know if one child has it, the whole school will contact it, but for a few
Ways to prevent conjunctivitis in children include;
1. Practicing good hygiene. Wash their hands often and avoid having them touch their eyes.
2. Help your children to get plenty of sleep.Be strict with their bedtime and feed them with healthy diet – because restlessness can affect the body’s immune system, making it less able to fight off infections.
Who is about to share the Apollo love with you??