Is It Dangerous At The Age Of 1 Month The Baby Is Still Young?

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In the morning I want to ask, how come my child is 1 month old, how come it’s still dangerous, and there’s always a lot of belek. I’m afraid that’s why.

1 Answer:

Hello Mother Ipah! First, I congratulate you on the birth of your child. Of course you are worried if something happens to your little one's eyes. Belek or eye discharge in babies can be caused by various things.



Eye discharge can still be normal in babies up to 6 months of age. This is because the baby's tear ducts are short and narrow, so the baby's tears can become blocked. This blockage will produce white or yellowish stools. In this situation, the discharge is usually small and the baby's eyes do not look red.



If the dirt is a lot like your baby, pay attention again to whether the color of the poop is yellow to green or the whites of your little one's eyes are reddish. Red eyes accompanied by yellow to greenish eye discharge can be a sign of infection in the baby's eye.



Another cause is the eye drops that are given. This drug used to be an option to prevent eye infections in babies. However, these drops have started to be abandoned because they can also cause irritation to the baby's eyes. The chances of your baby's eyes being affected by this drug are very small.



Meanwhile, you can clean the dirt in the baby's eyes. The trick, wipe the eyes from the inner corner of the eye to the outside using a cotton swab moistened with warm boiled water. Mothers can also massage the gap between the eyes and the baby's nose. Do it very carefully and slowly. Don't forget to wash your hands with soap before and after.



Mothers should immediately take their little ones to the nearest general practitioner or pediatrician if there are signs of infection or eye discharge continuously. The baby's eyes will be examined for structure and function. The discharge of the eye will also be seen. If according to the doctor, your baby has an infection, the baby will be given antibiotics for the eye. If you are still worried, you can take your child to a pediatrician or eye specialist for further tests.



Hopefully can help. Mothers can read articles on common eye problems in infants and young babies' eyes for more details.



Regards,



dr. Selvi

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