Suppurating eyes of newborn
Most newborns eyes start watering to three weeks.These tears should flow away into the nose through a tiny tear ducts in the inner corners of the eyes.In the first few weeks or months, you can celebrate the yellow, sticky discharge from one or both eyes.They are usually caused by blocked tear tubule.At birth, leaving the nasal cavity, the ends of these tubules, called nasolacrimal ducts, sometimes covered by a thin membrane, which normally breaks immediately after birth, providing the normal flow of tears.It often happens that the membrane is not completely torn, so nasolacrimal ducts remain clogged and the tears accumulate in one or both eyes.The fluid is not flowing properly reproduce pathogens.In this case, the discharge from your baby's eye will invariably yellow, indicating inflammation in overlapped lacrimal ducts.
Here's how to open a tearfully-nasal duct of your child.Gently massage the lacrimal canaliculus located at tiny "hump" in the inner corner of the eye, near the nose.Massage upwardly (to
If you still notice that one or both eyes are constantly watery or yellow discharge follow them during the routine inspection of the child, ask your doctor to instruct you how to conduct massage tear ducts.If there are still yellow discharge, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or drops for the treatment of inflammation.
Blockage nasolacrimal duct can be repeated from time to time, but usually for six months, they remain open.Sometimes this conservative treatment does not give results, and aged between six and nine months of a need to ophthalmologist discovered these channels by entering them superfine wire.Usually this does not require much time the procedure is performed right in the office, but may be required outpatient surgery under general anesthesia.Suppuration of the eye in the first few months is almost always caused by occlusion of the nasolacrimal duct;the child more
older discharge from the eyes can be caused by inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis, or more likely to be the result of inflammation of the ear and sinuses.(See. Conjunctivitis.)
Immediately after birth, you may notice a red stripe on the white of one eye of the child or both proteins.Do not worry!This is called the conjunctival hemorrhage and is caused by the fact that blood vessels are ruptured during labor compression.It does not harm the child's eyes and disappears within a few weeks.