Symptoms, prevention and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis in children
Every fourth child in the world suffers from allergies. Allergic conjunctivitis can be provoked by a variety of factors and can occur at any time of the year. It interferes with the normal sleep and development of the baby. What else is dangerous allergic conjunctivitis and how to treat this sucking?
Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammatory reaction of the mucous membrane of the eye (conjunctiva) to the action of the allergen.
The disease is also called atopic conjunctivitis, horny conjunctivitis or fever, seasonal or spring conjunctivitis.
It is not contagious, as it develops only in children with a genetic predisposition and exclusively in combination with the effects of external factors – allergens.
Classification: acute, seasonal, medicinal and other forms of allergy
Allergic conjunctivitis has various forms that depend on the causes and course of the pathology.
- seasonal – develops at a certain time of the year;
- year-round – manifestations of conjunctivitis in the child alternate with short intervals of remission.
The nature of the course of allergic conjunctivitis is distinguished:
Among the seasonal conjunctivitis can be identified:
- spring – exacerbations occur in the spring, during the flowering period of plants or the active life of mites;
A special type of allergic conjunctivitis is atopic. Provoke it can any foreign protein that enters the body of a child with food, drink or inhalation. Allergic reaction in this case is manifested not only by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye, but also by dermatitis, hives. Such children have a high predisposition to the occurrence of bronchial asthma.