Stye 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, mothers need to know the causes and ways to deal with the stye so that your little one can recover quickly and get back to work.
Recognizing the Causes of Styes in Children
Styes in children or adults can occur when the oil glands in the eyelid area become clogged with dead skin cells and become infected with 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 stye that appears. This will cause pain and lead to infection.
The Right 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 every day so that the lumps shrink and heal quickly.
- Use a different cloth or cloth if you want to clean healthy eyes so that the bacteria that causes stye doesn’t spread.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after compressing your little one’s eye 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 administration of painkillers cannot overcome the stye suffered by the Little One. Moreover, if the stye does not improve within 1 week. The doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or antibiotic medication to treat a stye in your little one.