Eye Pain Since A New Baby Is Born, How To Deal With It?
Like, from birth my child has an eye problem r nControl to the doctor, he said to be told to compress with warm water (already), given breast milk (already) r nKok not healed too, how do I deal with it? r nThank you.
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Previously, it helps you describe in advance what kind of eye pain experienced by your child. Does the child's eyes look red, there is swelling in the eyes, the eyes of the child can not open, out of eye discharge continuously that makes it difficult to open eyes, visible layer of vaginal discharge in the eye, or other abnormalities?
In newborns, an eye disorder that is often found is a blockage in the tear ducts. This condition is quite often found and occurs in approximately 20% of infants. In the obstruction of the tear outlet, the baby usually does not experience any interference (it does not feel itchy or painful until the baby becomes fussy). This blockage only makes the baby's eyes look more watery, sometimes when he wakes up, his eyes are difficult to open because they are covered with eye discharge.
This condition is harmless and most can improve by themselves at least until the child is 1 year old. If the child is 1 year old and the blockage is still persistent, the pediatrician usually advises you to consult an ophthalmologist and perform an operation to open the blocked ducts.
For now, some things you can do is to compress warm water on the baby's eyes and do a light massage on the ends of the eyes of the baby whose tear ducts are blocked. You can do this as often as possible every 3-4 hours or every time you change baby diapers. Make sure you wash your hands first before taking care of this baby's eyes.
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