Staphylococcal conjunctivitis is the most common lesion of the conjunctiva in newborns. First affected one eye, very soon — another. Abundant purulent discharge is for centuries and stands on the eyelashes. For the treatment make the child wash the affected eye with an antiseptic solution of potassium permanganate or furatsilina.
Can also apply tetracycline ointment. In this case, apply the ointment in small quantity directly into the eye, then lashes the baby won't clump.
Pneumococcal conjunctivitis. Infection often occurs from the outside. Usually the disease occurs acutely, almost always in both eyes. In this case, the swollen eyelids, a pinpoint rash, the formation of white-gray film that is quite easily removable. For the treatment shall also be rinsing with antiseptics (for example, a solution furatsilina), and apart from them - eye-drops in the form of a solution of chloramphenicol. If done correctly, all appointments to the pediatrician this pinkeye, the child can be cured in about two weeks.
Gonococcal conjunctivitis is a painful and troublesome inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye. It becomes a threat if it is the causative agent of gonococcus have Nasera. In this case, diagnosis is gnobleniya". Not yet started around the world to apply preventive measures (before 1917), gnobleniya was the cause of blindness in many babies. The infection occurs when the head of the fetus passes through the birth canal of the mother, who suffers from gonorrhea. Inflammation manifests itself to the baby on the second or third day after birth. Affects both eyes. Eyelids thicken and swell, there are mucous and bloody discharges, which pass through 3-4 days in the purulent and abundant. If you suspect this disease is carried out bacteriological examination. Therefore, each child immediately after its birth the eyelids treated with a special solution of boric acid, and instilled 1% solution of silver nitrate.
Chlamydial conjunctivitis (trachoma) - it causes chlamydia in contact with the mucous membrane of the eyes of newborns during their passage through the birth canal of the mother, who suffers from genital chlamydia. The child has swelling of the eyelids, abundant mucous purulent discharge, also on the side of the affected eye is significantly increased parotid lymph nodes. The main principle of treatment in this case is a common antibacterial therapy. In this case, as local therapy used eye wash solutions furatsilina and manganese. For the lower lid, you can lay a tetracycline ointment. A sick child is prescribed azithromycin, peloidin or lomefloxacin drops.
The difficulty of treating conjunctivitis in young children is that the kids, feeling burning and itching in the eyes, constantly rubbing their hands. Eyes can be considered healthy when the pathogen is eliminated. How to treat conjunctivitis. Before the procedure always wash your hands, wash with soap and water toys, every day change iron or iron pillowcases. For treatment it is better to use drops with a dropper.
The sooner You begin to treat conjunctivitis in a young child, the faster the healing process. The older children complain of foreign body sensation in eye, burning, discomfort. In such cases, may be severely degraded visual acuity, the sharpness, the child may say that he sees "fuzzy, fuzzy". A small child until the age of seven years conjunctivitis occurs in a very acute form than in older children and adults.