Conjunctivitis or pink eye, although not a serious disease, is highly contagious. When your toddler has eye disease (conjunctivitis), he often cries and complains of unbearable pain and itching. Even in severe conditions it will trigger headaches, nausea, vomiting and also have blurred vision. Eye disease ((conjunctivitis) can actually heal on its own, but toddlers often can’t withstand the itching so they rub on the ladder, this causes dust, germs and viruses to aggravate the eye condition so that it is difficult to heal on its own. children aged under five, if a friend or family member is suffering from eye pain (conjunctivitis), it is better to take some precautions so as not to catch eye pain.
Here are tips to prevent eye pain transmission to toddlers:
1. Limit direct contact
If your family members suffer from eye pain (conjunctivitis) you should avoid direct contact with toddlers. This is to reduce the risk of eye pain transmission to toddlers. Eye disease can also be spread by coughing and sneezing from sufferers to toddlers. Until the safest way is to limit direct contact with sufferers.
2. Avoid contact with objects belonging to the patient
Eye disease (conjunctivitis) is very easily transmitted from sufferers to other people, including toddlers. Avoid contact with objects belonging to the sufferer, one example is a handkerchief, glasses or towels. This is related to the spread of viruses and bacteria which are very easy to spread and stick to objects that have been used by sufferers.
3. Keep clean in public areas
When you invite your child to swim in public swimming pools, the risk of developing eye disease (conjunctivitis) increases. This is because the water in the swimming pool that is contaminated by bacteria or viruses that cause eye pain will be transmitted to pool users, including toddlers.
4. Avoid the fluid that comes out of the patient’s eye (conjunctivitis)
Avoid direct fluid that comes out of the sufferer (conjunctivitis), experts have found a very large effect of the fluid that comes out of the sufferer on the spread of infectious eye diseases. Even at climax conditions, the fluid in the eye will dry (belek) causing crusting of the skin at the tip of the eyelid.
Therefore, all eye pain prevention (conjunctivitis) in toddlers is closely related to healthy living habits, especially getting used to washing hands when touching the mouth, nose and eyes. Further treatment can call the doctor immediately if your child’s condition is experiencing unbearable pain, problems with vision or is accompanied by a high fever.