Are you wondering how long you need to stay off work if you have conjunctivitis? The condition involves the thin layer of tissue covering the front of the eye becoming red and inflamed. This is why people sometimes call the condition ‘red eye’. If you have conjunctivitis, you may have also experienced watering, itching and noticed a sticky coating on your eyelashes. The condition sometimes affects one eye initially before both eyes are impacted.
How long should you stay off work if you have conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis can happen for many reasons. It may occur due to a viral or bacterial infection, or because of an allergic reaction. Pollen and dust mites can cause the conjunctiva to become inflamed. The condition can occur due to the conjunctiva being irritated by things like shampoo, chlorine and loose eyelashes. Most people don’t need to seek treatment when they have conjunctivitis. This is because it normally clears up within a few weeks. If you do need treatment, what you are prescribed will normally depend on the specific circumstances of your condition. Antibiotic eye drops may be used if you have a particularly bad case of conjunctivitis.
If you are wondering how long you need to stay off work if you have conjunctivitis, this could depend on the nature of your work. If you work in close contact with other people and use the same phones, computers or other devices as them, you should stay away until your discharge has cleared. However, if you don’t, you won’t normally need to take time off work until the condition makes it hard to do your job.
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Date Published: May 5, 2017
Author: Accident Advice