Causes The Eyes Of A Newborn Baby 12 Months To Be Red And Sticky?
Tonight I want to ask my child just born 12 days, suddenly his right eye is red and sticky, why?
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Blushing baby's eyes usually indicate inflammation. Meanwhile, stickiness in the eyes of infants is often caused by excessive production of eye secretions that thickens and sticks around the eyes. Redness and excessive production of eye secretions in the baby's eyes can indicate conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the outer eye membranes. In newborns, this condition most often occurs due to obstruction of the tear ducts. It could also, this condition occurs because of various other triggers, for example viral and bacterial infections, allergies, chemical splashes in the eye, or also the introduction of foreign objects into the eye.
You should not panic first. Most cases of conjunctivitis in infants are not dangerous. First do the following suggestions so that your baby's complaints improve:
Give the baby ASI so that his immune system increases
Always clean the baby's eyes, and secretions that come out of his eyes, namely by using a clean washcloth soaked in warm water, do it in the bath and after waking up
Do not apply or take any medication to the baby without a doctor's prescription
Perform massage on the inside of his eyes using the index and thumb, press gently up to the right and left side of the nasal cavity. Repeat repeatedly using clean fingers. This massage aims to open the blocked tear ducts, so that it can return smoothly to drain tears to the nose.
Keep baby from dust, smoke, direct sunlight, and potential irritants and other eye allergens
If the steps above have not succeeded in alleviating your baby's eye condition, do not hesitate to check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that it is handled properly according to the cause huh. for example uveitis, keratitis, trichiasis, blepharitis and so on.
I hope this helps.