Advice 1: As do eye massage to the newborn

Most infants pus from the eyes. It can be a symptom of some diseases or can be due to obstruction of the lacrimal canal. To cope with this problem by using the treatment and massage of the eyes of a child.
As do eye massage to the newborn
You will need
  • - : furacilin solution 1 to 5000;
  • - wetback or chloramphenicol 0,25%.
Please note that the tear duct becomes impassable due to topped gelatinous film, which for some reason does not burst at the first breath of the child. Because of this, the fluid begins to accumulate in the lacrimal SAC, which can cause infection.
Examination of the newborn should be performed only by the doctor, but you have to observe as the eye of the infant to describe all the symptoms of a health care professional. Carefully inspect the eyes ofa child. The main features of the impenetrable tear ducts are slatestone and excretion of fluids, even when the baby is not crying. Also the cause of this problem may be the remaining fetal tissue and the incorrect location of the membrane.
To get rid of this, do baby massage eyes, if the doctor will prescribe. Pre-study of the anatomy and location of the lacrimal and lacrimal ducts. Wait until the child cries - this will increase the chance to break through topped gelatinous film. Wash your hands and cut your nails short, you can wear thin surgical gloves.
Gently and carefully squeeze the fluid from the lacrimal SAC. Drip into the eyes ofa child warm: furacilin solution 1 to 5000. A sterile swab to remove any pus. Jerky or vibrating movements, move your fingers with a little pressure from the outer corner of the eyeand the baby to the inside.
This massage will help the embryonic film to burst. After that drip into the eyeand disinfecting drops vitabath or chloramphenicol 0,25%. Try to do massage very carefully so as not to damage the cartilage of the nose. Follow these steps up to five times a day for two weeks.
If you do everything right, to three or four months the baby's embryonic film completely dissolve or burst. Otherwise you will have to do sensing. Also cause purulent discharge from the eyes may be dacryocystitis.
The main symptom of this disease is mucous or Muco-purulent discharge. Pay attention to the inner corner of the eyes of a child. Small swelling is a symptom of dacryocystitis. Press lightly on the area of the lacrimal points: pus – another symptom of this disease.

Advice 2 : How to massage the tear ducts

If a baby has blocked tear ducts, diagnosed with dacryocystitis, one of the ways of treatment of this disease is the eye massage. Due to the physical impact can break the film which caused the obstruction of the lacrimal canal.
How to massage the tear ducts

Methods of treatment of dacryocystitis

Dacryocystitis is most often sick men of Mature age — 30-60 years, however, it often occurs in newborns. Dacryocystitis in infants usually occurs because the persistence of the embryonic film that covers the lower part of the lacrimal-nasal channel.

Ophthalmologists distinguish the following types of treatments depending on the extent of the disease:
- rinsing freshly brewed green tea;
- the use of drops containing antibiotic (to prevent infection) and anti-inflammatory agent (to prevent inflammatory reaction);
- massage of the lacrimal points that help to open the tear ducts.

How to massage the tear ducts

During the massage the tear ducts must adhere to the following algorithm.

Before you proceed, you need to clean your little one's eyes from purulent discharge. To do this, use a cotton pad soaked in furatsilina solution (at a concentration of 1 tablet per 1 Cup of water), infusion of chamomile or fresh brewed tea.
Irrigate eyes child important in the direction going from the outer corner to the inner, i.e. to the side of the nose. Only after cleaning the eye you may begin to massage the tear ducts.

The tip of your index finger feel the bump on the inner corner of the eye, which is located at the base of the nose. Then set the finger in the same position at the most projecting point of the tubercle. The finger must be directed into the side of his nose. Easy push at this point to remove the film that covers the lumen of the lacrimal canal.

Then push down along the bridge of the nose, not reducing the pressure, moderately sharp and confident movements. It is necessary to open a channel on which and should be the norm to leave the lacrimal fluid into the nasal cavity. She is not leaving due to the presence of partitions, therefore, purulent discharge and lacrimal fluid are directed into the eyes of a child.
Movement during the massage the tear ducts contribute to physiologically correct the passage of fluid into the nasal cavity of the child.

The last movement – reaching the bottom of the nose, without lifting your finger from the skin, slightly loosen the pressure and get back to the starting point. Further manipulation again. This should be done 10-12 times. Do not overdo it, not to stretch the wall of the lacrimal canal is excessively. This massage should be performed 5-7 times a day. Achieving results can take a long time to several months, so please be patient.

In order to best understand how to massage the tear ducts baby, ask of a pediatric ophthalmologist or nurse to demonstrate to you the technique of carrying out this simple procedure.
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