Video: ❶ Allergic Conjunctivitis In A Child
Conjunctivitis in children is a fairly common disease, which is of three types: viral, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis. Each of them has its own characteristics and methods of treatment, which parents should know in order to either avoid or correctly and quickly rid their baby of this ailment. Location: Location:
Viral conjunctivitis, as a rule, occurs against the background of colds. It manifests itself in the form of inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyes. It is very rare and can be treated with antibiotics.
Bacterial conjunctivitis most often occurs due to the fact that children touch their eyes with dirty hands or due to long-term presence of the baby in a dusty room. As a rule, this disease is treated with eye drops and antibiotics.
Allergic conjunctivitis in children is usually a reaction to pollen, dust, food, medications, and other irritants. With this disease in children, the eyes do not turn red, but swell. Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis is carried out with any antiallergic drugs or elimination of the causes that caused the disease.
To prevent the appearance of conjunctivitis in a child, parents should:
- teach him the basic rules of personal hygiene (wash your hands more often and do not rub your eyes with dirty hands);
- give the child vitamins to strengthen the immune system, temper him and regularly ventilate the room in which the baby is most often located;
- daily wash toys with soap;
- change bed linen and towels as often as possible.
If a child still falls ill with conjunctivitis, it is necessary to keep him at home for several days so that other children do not get infected from him and so that he does not catch new infections.
As soon as the disease begins to pass, it is imperative to show the child to the doctor to make sure that the disease has not developed into a chronic form and the child is really healthy.