Red Eyes Accompanied By Swollen Eyelids In Children Aged 3 Years?
, my child is 2 years 10 months, he has really red eyes and swollen eyelids, after I went to the ophthalmologist he said because of infection and this is already severe, after that he was given a prescription and I bought it turns out the medicine was teramicyn, and the doctor’s advice should be 6×24 hour. which is my question, may the drug be given to my child? And is it not too excessive treatment. thank you
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Red eyes accompanied by swollen eyelids can be caused by infection. This infection can occur confined to the eyelid (blepharitis), conjunctiva (conjunctivitis), or deeper eye structures, such as the cornea (keratitis), the uvea tract (uveitis), the lining of the eyeball, and so on. Depending on the suspicion of the cause of the infection, this condition can be treated with a variety, including one with eye ointment as the doctor prescribes to your child.
Terramycin eye ointment contains the active composition of Polymyxin B sulfate, which is a type of antibiotic. This antibiotic has a broad spectrum of work (broad spectrum) that is useful in eradicating bacteria, including gram-positive, gram-negative, aerobic, anaerobic, spirochaeta, ricketsiae, and so on. The use of this drug in children may be done as long as there are medical indications that require it. The dose and frequency of use of this drug can certainly vary greatly depending on the condition of the disease and the condition of the patient. Without checking your child directly, of course we are not authorized to judge, whether the treatment that the doctor gave is appropriate, or not. Our advice, if you are in doubt, try to find a second opinion by checking your child back to the doctor or other eye specialist, right?
The following steps can you do to accelerate the healing of your child's condition:
Diligent washing children's hands
Give your child the understanding not to hold or rub his eyes excessively
Compress swollen child's eyes with warm water
Do not carelessly provide other treatment to the child's eyes without doctor's advice
Give your child more drink
Let him rest more
Protect the child's eyes from being possessed or coming into contact with hazardous substances
Hope this helps ...