Conjunctivitis in children: Symptoms and Causes

Red, watery and itchy eyes can be symptoms of conjunctivitis, for which babies and toddlers are unfortunately very vulnerable. Read here how to identify conjunctivitis as it is to treat and how to prevent their können.Bindehaut is called the fine mucosa, the inside of the eyes and covered the front of the eyeball. To a conjunctiva (conjunctivitis) occurs when these mucosa is over-stimulated by external influences or agents.
The beginning of each conjunctivitis: conjunctival irritation

Conjunctivitis in children

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Children's eyes respond much faster and more intensely to environmental influences than the adult eye. The reason: the natural self-protection and the immune system develop only with growth. Therefore, the conjunctiva responds to influences such as drafts, cold, harsh light and pathogens often very sensitive. Every tenth baby suffers in the first months of life, therefore, at least once a conjunctival irritation. Now it's time to act, because fast results from this conjunctival irritation a painful conjunctivitis.

Natural help with conjunctival irritation provide eye drops made from pure vegetable ingredients. Especially in infants and children should be taken to ensure that the products contain no preservatives. The centuries-proven medicinal plant Euphrasia, in German not called eyebright, "comforting" irritated and reddened eyes of children. Tips for treatment of conjunctivitis you will find the way to the next page.
That tells you a conjunctivitis

Was the previous irritation not noticed or not treated quickly enough, often develops from her conjunctivitis. The typical symptoms are:

• red eyes
• burning, itchy and watery eyes
• "foreign body" feeling in the eye (something "scratching" at Wink)
• frequent rubbing of the children in and around the eye
• morning often glued eyelids with purulent or mucous secretion
• swollen eyelid margins
• Possibly the child's eyes are very sensitive to light

Possible causes of conjunctivitis

Potential causes of conjunctivitis are many. In newborns can occur shortly after birth to ignite even if the mother is infected with bacteria such as gonorrhea or chlamydia and passes them to the child during birth. For older babies and toddlers, for example,

• bacteria and viruses,
• physical stimuli (e.g., drafts or smoke)
• chemical irritants (e.g., chlorine-containing pool-water)
• a foreign body in the eye and
• an allergic reaction (e.g., hay fever and house dust allergy)

cause such irritation of the conjunctiva. is contagious only infectious, ie caused by bacteria and viruses conjunctivitis. To be sure, if it is your child about such, you should always consult a doctor in case of suspected conjunctivitis. At risk of infection, your child should of course remain at home and not go to daycare.

Conjunctivitis may incidentally, both as a disease, as well as a side effect of other diseases, such as e.g. measles occur.

➤ When to your child to the doctor and how to treat conjunctivitis and prevent it, we tell you on the next page: conjunctivitis - what to do?


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