Overcoming The Eyes Of Children Aged 3 Years Who Scratched A Cat?
In the afternoon I Windha, sorry I want to ask my 3-year-old child to be scratched by a cat and then to have his eyes hit but not to have his eyes turned inside but underneath his eyes, just a little scratch, what is that? Do you think it’s dangerous or not? Do you have to get treatment? Thank you before
Good evening Windha, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Without a direct examination, it is difficult to assess the condition of your child. This is because even though the eye is not exposed, scratch marks wherever it is located can still cause injuries depending on the depth of the scratch, and the wound can be infected by bacteria. If already infected, swelling can occur, pus discharge, and pain that will certainly be very disturbing to your child.
So the best step is to check it directly, which if you have difficulty to see an ophthalmologist, no problem to check with a general practitioner first, just to get the initial observation and treatment. You can visit the clinic of a general practitioner, a general practitioner at a puskesmas, or at a hospital, whichever is convenient for you. If it turns out it is not dangerous, for example because the scratch marks are thin and the skin can quickly close it, then you will not be asked to the eye doctor, enough with home treatment. But if it turns out that the scratches are considered to be deep and have the potential for infection, then the follow-up will depend on the examination.
In the meantime, don't worry, and make sure your child doesn't touch his eyes because that can speed up the infection from the bacteria in his hand. Make sure the area is clean, keep your child away from dust, pollution and smoke, and consult a doctor immediately. Do not drip or give any outside medicine if it has the potential to hit his eyes. So, hopefully answering your question.