How to recognize conjunctivitis in newborns: the main symptoms and manifestations of the disease
Young mothers often notice that the child is watering, blushing and swim eyes, it becomes restless and moody.
In this case, we are most likely talking about conjunctivitis, which can appear both immediately after childbirth, and after some time.
Disease can easily be confused with other pathologies of the visual system, so you need to know how it manifests itself.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammatory process of the conjunctiva of the eye, that is, the mucosa of its shell.
Despite the fact that eyelids and lacrimal fluid can create barriers for infections, with immature immunity, characteristic of a newborn, viruses and bacteria can attack. The disease can be allergic.
The main types of illness due to the occurrence; viral and bacterial conjunctivitis.
Bacterial is often called a purulent. The difference is that usually only one eye is affected, and also purulent dense discharges appear that can scare parents. But although the disease is severe, it usually passes quickly, and the risk of complications is minimal.
The viral form alternately strikes both eyes and is easier to tolerate. But in this case it is very important to start treatment in a timely manner, because the viruses penetrate into the baby’s organism and adversely affect the internal organs and systems that have not yet formed.