Eyes Are Rubbed Or Piled Up With Dirt In A 1 Month Baby?
night my child is only 1 month old but my eyes are still ruby and runny is that normal … the problem at birth was yellow eyes but healed but the right eye is still rubbing
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Eyes that are rubbed or piled with dirt on the baby are actually a reasonable condition and are often found, especially in children who are still 1 month old.
Among the reasons is because the development and opening of the baby's tear ducts are still not perfect. Thus, tears that should flow to the surface of the eye, so they are retained and cause the formation of dirt. This condition will improve by itself over time and your baby's organs become more perfect. There is no need for special handling other than maybe cleaning the dirt itself.
But of course, this condition could be a sign of disease. If this is a disease, usually in addition to the rash will also be accompanied by a red baby's eyes, fussy babies, watery eyes continuously, yellowish or greenish eye dirt, there is pus, babies often rub their eyes or look in pain, there is swelling in the eyelids, and eye structures that appear irregular. If you observe this, the best step is to see an eye doctor. Your child's ophthalmologist will try to find out and determine further treatment after the examination.
Meanwhile, what you can do at home is to simply clean the dirt. The trick is to wash your hands first, then prepare a cotton swab or cotton bud and wet it with warm water. Then wipe your child's eyes from the inner corner of the eye to the outside slowly, not rubbing but rubbing in the same direction. Do this several times until the eyes are clean. Keep it away from dust, smoke and pollution, and make sure everyone who will touch it is clean. So, hopefully answering your question.