Conjunctivitis is more common in children

According to specialists from the Spanish Agency of Primary Care Pediatrics (AEPAP), the conjunctivitis is the ocular infection more frequent in children.

This disease consists of inflammation of the conjunctiva, the outermost layer of the eye, which covers the visible area of ​​the eyeball and the inner part of the eyelids. The conjunctiva is almost transparent under normal conditions, but when it swells it causes our eyes to become red, watery and sometimes cause us pain.

The origin of this condition can be infectious (caused by bacteria or viruses), allergic (because of an allergic reaction), irritative (motivated by a foreign body in the eye) or by some component chemical .

What are the symptoms?

The AEPAP points out some of the characteristics:

1. Discomfort in the eyes that are not relieved by rubbing them. 2. Redness and swelling of the conjunctiva (Red eye )

3. You often feel as if you have something (garbage, pebble), stuck in the eye 4. You can have white, yellow or green discharge (lagañas). In the conjunctivitis bacterial This can be abundant and thick.

One recommendation is that children do not get their hands dirty in the eyes. When an infant suffers a conjunctivitis Infectious, both he and his caregiver should wash their hands frequently, to avoid further infectious outbreaks.

And you, what measures do you take to reverse it?


Video Medicine: The Season for Pink Eye (February 2023).