Conjunctiva Is the mucous membrane of the eyes. The combination of signs of conjunctivitis consists of tearing, redness of the eyes, itching, discharge, including abundant and purulent, sensation of a foreign body in the eye, but vision does not suffer at the same time.
Conjunctivitis in children There are three types:
Viral conjunctivitis - often a consequence of ARVI or other viral infections. Most often the infection affects first one eye, and then the second. In this case, there is a feeling of falling foreign body and carvings in the eye, there are purulent discharge, photophobia, reddening of the mucous membrane of the eyes.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is observed in seventy percent of cases. It is provoked by bacteria that penetrate the eyes, usually because of the bad habit of getting into the eyes with dirty hands, but this same disease can occur if you get into the eyes of dust or other contaminants. Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are very contagious and quite simply transmitted to humans. For children, this is all the more relevant, because they often are in contact with other children and use their toys and even toilet items, and then for various reasons rub their eyes with unwashed hands.
Prevention of conjunctivitis in children
Therapist conducts these types of conjunctivitis with the appointment of anti-inflammatory drugs and eye drops.
Allergen for allergic conjunctivitis can be anything - food, dust in the apartment, medicines, flower pollen. Signs of allergic conjunctivitis can be redness of the eyes and eyelids, edema, lacrimation, and often there is a runny nose. When eliminating the allergen or using antihistamines, this conjunctivitis quickly passes.
Treatment of eye disease
If you use a pipette during the treatment and instillation of the eye, it should be boiled daily. Touch it to the eyelashes can not, because the infection can get to the eye again. If both eyes are affected by infection, then a separate tampon for each eye should be used.
Sometimes conjunctivitis can be left untreated, but it should be determined only by a doctor, and if the disease was caused by bacteria, he appoints drops for children with conjunctivitis, or ointment with antibiotics.
With allergic conjunctivitis, the doctor prescribes the child an antihistamine in the form of tablets, liquid, or eye drops.
Drops for children from conjunctivitis
Compresses, acetaminophen or ibuprofen will help the child feel lighter. The first help with conjunctivitis can be to instill in the inner edge of the lower eyelid two drops of 20% of the albucid solution or 0.3% of the solution of levomycetin three times a day for seven days. Bandage on the eye can not be imposed.
Acute conjunctivitis is treated with frequent drops instillation. Suitable for this is Albucid 30%, Levomycetin 025%. You can pawn and ointment tetracycline 1%, which will melt and fall into the eye. Before instillation, you should rinse your eyes with a disinfectant solution, in which you can play tea, chamomile, one grain of potassium permanganate and a glass of boiled water. To drip it is necessary not less often than four times. If the doctor has determined a viral conjunctivitis, add interferon, and drip into the eyes and nose. Apply poludan, as well as antiviral ointments, such as florenal, bonafthon, zovirax, tebrofen, oxolin, virolex.