Sunken Eyes For Babies 18 Months?
Assalamuaikum, good night, I want to ask yesterday my son was treated on the 3rd day in the hospital with a diagnosis of low leukocytes and less hemoglobin. and go home again on the 5th, well, the one who asked the question is that he came home from the hospital, his eyes are back to normal now, why are they sunken again? Is it normal or is there another disease?
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It is very important to your attention, that physical changes in children are indicators that something is happening to children. This is necessary, because especially in children under 2 years can not convey complaints that they experienced well. One of these physical changes is a sunken eye. There are several things that can occur in sunken eyes, namely:
1. Children lack of fluids, can be caused by lack of drinking, vomiting or diarrhea.
2. Children lack of sleep. Where parents are not aware of often accustom or let the child consume drinks that contain caffeine, such as tea, so that children experience difficulty sleeping.
3. The child is exhausted from his body fighting disease. In this condition, other than sunken eyes, the child will appear less active than usual.
In addition to sunken eyes, you can pay attention to whether the child's lips look dry, the child does not want to drink or looks thirsty, the skin on the abdomen if pressed again slowly or if the child looks sleepy. If this happens immediately bring the child to the emergency room (ER). The doctor will conduct a related examination to assess the child's vital condition and find out the cause of sunken eyes in the child.
Meanwhile, you can breastfeed your child as often as possible, give your child lots of water, make food that is friendly but can meet the nutritional needs so that the child likes (when sick still want to eat).
Thus hopefully useful.