The Left Eye Is Watery In A 9 Month Old Child?
Ass want to ask my son aged 9 months. The left eye came out water. I was given drops but it still came out. Is it dangerous?
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Excessive tear production in a baby can indicate many reasons. In identifying this cause, it is necessary to clarify, are there other complaints that arise, such as red eyes, tingling, swelling, fever, and so on? How long has the complaint been happening? Has it been repeated before?
One of the most common causes of watery eyes in babies is blockage of the tear duct that connects to the nasal cavity (nasolacrimal duct). This condition can occur due to a variety of factors, including genetic disorders or infection. Apart from watery eyes, babies often experience reddening, sticky eyes and difficulty opening their eyes.
It could also cause watery eyes due to other causes, for example:
Allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, often triggered by allergies due to contact with pollen, dust mites, cold air, or other allergens)
Nonallergic conjunctivitis (can occur due to infection, irritation)
Uveitis (inflammation of the uveal tract)
Blefaritis (inflammation of the eyelids)
Enter chemical substances or other foreign objects, and so on
If it is only watery eyes that your baby has, then this is most likely not dangerous. You can try to overcome the complaint in several natural ways, such as:
Avoid the baby from contact with substances that might trigger allergies (as described above)
Bathe the baby regularly using clean water
Use baby care products that are specially formulated for babies, including soaps, oils, shampoos
Clean the tears that come out of the baby's eyes with clean tissue, throw it away after use, don't use hands or rags that are used repeatedly
Do not use eye drops carelessly
Do a gentle massage using the thumb and forefinger on the inner corner of the eye, then extend it to the right and left side of the nostril, repeat several times a day.
However, if the complaint has not improved within 1 to 3 days with natural treatment as mentioned above, do not hesitate to have your baby checked directly to a doctor, pediatrician, or ophthalmologist so that the best management can be given.
I hope this helps.