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Styes in children are characterized by red bumps resembling boils or pimples that appear on the edge or center of the upper and lower eyelids. Although generally harmless, there are several ways you can treat your little one's stye
Stomach in children is actually a common condition and nothing to worry about because it can go away on its own within a few days. However, this condition often causes discomfort and interferes with children's activities.
Therefore, Mother needs to know the cause and how to deal with the stye so that your little one can recover quickly and get back to work.
Knowing the Causes of Styes in Children
Styes in children or adults can occur when the oil glands in the eyelid area are blocked by dead skin cells and infected by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
These clogged and infected oil glands are the cause of the appearance of small bumps or nodules resembling pimples or boils in the eyelid area. When a stye occurs, the eye area will look red and watery or tear easily.
If you see your little one has a stye, ask them not to rub the eye that has a stye or squeeze the pimple that appears. This will cause pain and lead to infection.
Proper Treatment for Styes in Children
Styes in children can go away on their own in a few days. However, to speed up healing, there are some simple steps you can take, including:
- Warm compresses with a cloth or cloth on the eye area of the Little One who has a stye for 10-15 minutes.
- Repeat 3-4 times a day so that the lump will shrink and heal quickly.
- Use a different cloth or cloth if you want to clean he althy eyes so that the bacteria that causes stye doesn't spread.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after compressing your little one's eyes with a stye.
If your little one refuses to compress his eyes, you can do it while he is sleeping. Mother can also give understanding to the Little One that this method is done so that he recovers quickly and his eyes no longer hurt.
If your little one feels pain in their stye, you can give painkillers, such as paracetamol.
Immediately consult an ophthalmologist if compresses and giving painkillers cannot overcome the stye your little one is suffering from. Moreover, if the stye does not improve within 1 week. The doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or antibiotic medication to treat the stye problem in your little one.