You should not consider this phenomenon harmless, often the causes can be quite serious and require immediate elimination and / or treatment.
I wrote more about this disease in a separate topic. Its main symptom is discharge from the eyes (from transparent to purulent). The reason can be anything: from dirty sand in the sandbox to a virus that was waiting for the baby on the elevator buttons.
The nature of the disease (viral or bacterial) is determined by an oculist. As a treatment, eye drops are usually prescribed, which successfully overcome the disease within a few days.
Anything can cause an allergic reaction. The most common options are household chemicals, flowering plants, dust, and animals.
Often, the reason is rather difficult to identify, it is necessary to carefully analyze the events of the previous days – remember what has changed in the child’s environment. Remember, maybe you purchased a new laundry detergent or you started to blossom lindens?
To relieve the discomfort will help antihistamines, which the pharmaceutical industry now offers a lot. Also, if possible, eliminate the allergen from the environment of the baby. Of course, we can’t cut down flowering trees, and there’s no need to do that, but avoiding contact with a neighboring cat, for example, is simple.
The daughter had this misfortune once, and I remember exactly that it was preceded by itching and tears, there was also a slight swelling on the eyelid.
In no case can you warm up the eye area – not with an egg, or salt, or other perverted methods. The best thing to do is keep your eyes clean, drip anti-inflammatory drops.
Often, even a regular grain of sand or eyelash can cause a stream of tears. In most cases, they are easily removed by a stream of water (wash the child). If there is no water nearby, clean your hands as much as possible and try to pull the foreign body out with your finger.
If there is damage to the mucous membrane (for example, a piece of glass has fallen into the eye), it is necessary to consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Often, a long stay in front of a computer monitor, TV, or even a telephone can cause dry eyes, redness, and excessive discharge of tears. Naturally, minimization of time spent at the computer can help.
In the absence of proper treatment, discharge from the eyes can be replaced by more serious problems. Therefore, in order to prevent, you should monitor the cleanliness of the hands of the child and minimize the contact of the hands with the eyes.
In any case, it is better to consult a doctor who will help to identify the true causes of tearing the eyes of the child and prescribe the appropriate therapy.