Worse illness on the weekend can only be a disease on the eve of an important event. We appreciated it in full – a matinee was scheduled for kindergarten on Friday, and on Wednesday the daughter woke up with a red eye.
We are familiar with conjunctivitis firsthand, so there was no doubt about the diagnosis. This time it was the reddened white of the eyeball and a slight puffiness of the eyelids.
Unlike in previous cases, the eye did not peel off and did not turn sour even after sleep. Pain, according to his daughter, was minimal.
Both I and my daughter have come across this unpleasant disease several times. In my case there was even a rise in temperature. And her daughter’s illness passed with abundant purulent discharge from the eyes.
To determine the nature of the origin of conjunctivitis on the eye is often difficult even for a specialist. Is that a rise in temperature may indicate the viral nature of the disease.
By the way, in adults in most cases inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye is of viral origin. But in children, bacterial and viral conjunctivitis occur equally often.
Theoretically, as in the case of acute respiratory infections, with proper care of the eyes, the disease passes on its own – the immune system itself copes with pathogens. But it takes more time – 5-7 days. Alas, we didn’t have it – it was only two days for treatment.
What was the reason in our case is not exactly known. Whether a virus, or dirty hands, or accidentally caught in the eyes of the sand, who knows. It was important to bring the eyes in order as quickly as possible – to miss the performance in our plans was not included.
First of all, I changed absolutely all the clothes at home – from bed to towels. This is done to ensure that the child has less contact with pathogens. We do not forget that adults should not use a child’s towel.
Although we have no problems with this, these days I paid special attention to the cleanliness of my face and hands, insisted on frequent washing with soap.
Because the nature of the disease was unknown, I excluded contact with other children just in case. After all, if the reason is in the virus, then the daughter could easily infect children.
I didn’t have time for experiments, so I decided to turn to the drugs we tested.
1. Antiseptic – Offtamine (aka Okomistin) with the active ingredient Miramistin in the composition.
2. Antibacterial therapy. There are several options – for example, Floksal or Tobreks. Both are equally effective, so the price was the deciding factor in this case – I purchased Tobrex.
I have no antiviral drugs, so I didn’t spend money on drops with interferon. There is also an excellent and inexpensive remedy – drops of Tiatriazolin, which I always use – they have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect.
But, unfortunately, in the instructions there is nothing about the use of the drug in children, and the oculist-doctor somehow hesitantly said, probably, you can try. I did not risk my daughter’s health.
So, for two days I alternated antiseptic and antibiotic – my eyes were buried every fifteen hours or two. Kapala even at night, when the daughter got up in the toilet. I managed to remove the puffiness of the eyelids with cotton pads soaked in strong green tea.
On the third day, there was practically no trace of conjunctivitis on the eyes. Remains of redness disappeared after a single use of Vizin drops. From the photos it is clear that we managed to win the disease in just two days! I hope our experience will be useful to you!
And what methods of quick treatment of conjunctivitis do you know?