Obstruction of the lacrimal canals is a rather rare disease in newborns. It is due to the presence of a thin film that clogs the nasolacrimal canal. Its proper functioning is essential for the removal of tear fluid. Since tears play the role of a cleansing component (they moisten the mucous membrane, wash away dust from its surface), the impossibility of removing them creates suitable conditions for the development of infection.
- - chamomile herb, string
- - albucid
- - "Tsipromed"
Before the procedure, wash your hands thoroughly to protect your child's eyes from additional infection. Nails should be trimmed short.
Brew a small amount of chamomile, tea, string (for this purpose it is better to use ready-made pharmacy filter bags, for a glass of boiling water 1 bag of grass), cool to body temperature.
Using sterile cotton swabs, rinse the eyes with a freshly prepared decoction, carefully remove accumulated secretions. Movements should go in the direction from the outer edge of the eye to the inner. Each eye should have its own tampon, in order to avoid the transfer of infection from one eye to the other
- Place the tip of the little finger in the groove between the bridge of the nose and the inner corner of the eye - this is the starting position.
- Massage this point with gentle circular movements in a clockwise direction (5-6 movements for each eye).
- From the starting point, using light pressure, draw a line to the wing of the nose. In one session 7-8 lines down and 2-3 up.
Place 1-2 drops of albucide in each eye. Blot lightly.
In case of profuse purulent discharge, use additionally the drug "Cipromed" (ciprofloxacin) in the form of eye drops. Instill 1-2 drops in the same way.
After the instillation of drugs, traces of white plaque often remain on the skin. Do not remove it, because wiping it off will remove the active protective layer that prevents the development of infection.
This set of measures is recommended to be carried out at least 6 times a day for 10 days, after which it is imperative to come to an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
To avoid relapses, carefully monitor your child's eye hygiene and try to avoid walking in dusty windy weather.
Pay attention to the treatment of this defect and you will see your child's clear, joyful eyes.