The Cause Of The Child’s Eyes Secreting Yellow Mucus Discharge?

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Tonight, r n r n2day when my child sleeps his eyes suddenly a lot of yellow mucus and sticking to his eyelashes so it makes it difficult for my child’s eyes to open due to the mucus .. r n r nThat is usually the reason why yes ? And what should I do? R n r nThanks

1 Answer:

Hello Zikra,

How old is your child? Sometimes in newborns up to a few months the tear ducts are still obstructed, causing tearing. This condition is quite resolved by diligently cleaning the eyes with sterile gauze moistened with boiled water and gently massage the corner of the eye near the nose to stimulate the tear ducts to make it smoother. This condition will disappear by itself.

However, if your child is over 1 year old or green eyes, accompanied by red eyes, feels itchy, it is necessary to think about the presence of infection and eye irritation. Infections and eye irritation that can cause rubbing are often caused by conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis can be caused due to viral and bacterial infections, allergies, and irritation to certain substances. Conjunctivitis treatment differs depending on the cause, it can be with eye drops or eye ointment containing antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection, antihistamines and corticosteroids if it is due to allergies or irritation.

For now you can try to do the following tips:

Use sterile gauze soaked in boiled water to clean eye debris, 1 wipe 1 gauze, the direction of the rub is always the same Always wash your hands with soap before and after cleaning your child's eyes.In babies less than 1 year old, massage the corner of the eye near the nose can help, no need to do If you have been at least 1 year Try not to rub the eyes of the child Try to keep the child at home first to avoid infection to other people if it is due to infectious conjunctivitis If the complaint does not improve for 3 days from the start of adulthood, you should check your child to the doctor directly so you can do further tests to confirm the condition of your child's eyes. Then the doctor will provide the right treatment for your child.

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Thank you and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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