How to Avoid a Holiday Eye Infection

Eye infection Everett, WA“Nothing says the holidays quite like an eye infection,” said no one ever. With cold and flu season in full swing, it’s easier now than ever to catch a bacterial eye infection or virus which will put an immediate damper on your holidays. To kick your chances of getting an eye infection or virus to the curb, we have created a list of a few things for you to do.

Wash Your Hands On Repeat

Nothing will save your eyes from a virus or infection quite like frequent hand washing. Make sure that you wash your hands before you go anywhere near your eyes. When washing your hands, use antibacterial hand soap and hot water.

Wash Off Eye Makeup

The holidays may be the perfect time to try out some eye makeup trends, but make sure that you wash off your eye makeup at night. When eye makeup is left on for too long, it can clog your tear ducts which can cause things like styes. Additionally, eye makeup can also cause eye infections as well if you’re not careful. To remove your makeup, use a small amount of oil-based eye makeup remover and then follow up with a cleansing face wash.

Keep Your Bedding and Towels Clean

If you are having a lot of friends and family stay with you during the holidays, then make sure that you have clean bedding and sheets for everyone. Linens like these can easily transmit germs and bacteria which is what you want to avoid. To get rid of any chances of bacteria, wash all of your linens on hot.

To avoid any eye problems this season, use the tips in this article. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyes, contact our Everett office at (425) 259-2020.

Posted in: Eye Conditions, Routine Eye Care

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