Red Eye Discharge Is Not Thick Red In Children Aged 2 Years?
Hello. R nI want to ask.? My 2 year old child has eye pain but the discharge is red like blood but not thick, what is the danger?. R nAnd what is the medicine ?? r nD please explain and the solution r nwassalam.
Hello dear Mother Tina,
I know the worry that you feel right now. Understanding the health conditions of children, especially those aged less than 5 years is not easy. Children in general are still unable to clearly convey what complaints they feel. Including the condition of your child above, first you have to ascertain what incident preceded the eye pain accompanied by the discharge of the slightly red fluid.
A history of impact / trauma or insertion of foreign objects must be ascertained first. Trauma, especially mechanical trauma, either by sharp or blunt objects, has the potential to cause injury to the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, and even the sclera. A similar condition can also be experienced when the eye is twisted by a foreign object causing an allergic reaction or irritation, and the child rubs his eyes too hard. Another possible cause is the use of certain drugs that cause body fluids to turn red, for example tuberculosis drugs, blood thinners, and so on.
We recommend that your child's eye health condition be checked immediately to the nearest doctor or hospital. The doctor will evaluate the cause of your child's complaint, including detecting the presence or absence of an eye emergency that requires immediate treatment. While waiting for the doctor's help, it is recommended that your child:
not rubbing the eyes
If there is a history of trauma to the eye, apply a cold compress to the affected eye area
avoid direct exposure to sunlight
Do not use eye drops without a doctor's instructions
Hopefully this is useful