Sore Eyes



It’s so easy for the eyes to become injured. Especially on hot, dusty, dry, windy days, when there is a lot of debris in the air, particles may enter the eye. Or the simple drying out of the eye surface may allow germs to gain a foothold. Often when there are many pollens in the air (worse in spring and summer when grasses and trees are flowering), these foreign proteins may also cause severe cases of “allergic conjunctivitis.” So, it may be due to either germs or foreign A sore, swollen eye probably indicates the beginning of an infection.

Sore Eyes Symptoms

From a practical point of view, symptoms are very similar. The eyes become red, itchy, and finally inflamed. It has often been described as though powdered glass has been sprinkled in the eye sockets. There is the desire to rub, especially with the allergy type that is often red-looking and more mushy. With allergies are the other typical signs of hay fever are often present: itchy nose and ears, dry throat, sneezing.



Sore Eyes Treatment

Of course, there are always more simple home remedies as a starter. Bathing the eyes with a weak, salty solution is often very soothing. This may wash out local toxins or allergy products. Keep the child inside for a few days, free from the heat, dust, wind and possible troublemakers in the atmosphere.

Ideally this should be doctor prescribed. Simple eye drops will often reduce infection or counter allergy in a few days. I must stress the need to use fresh drops. Do not use the leftovers from somebody else’s eye disorder, for drops can become infected themselves in a few days. and serious cases of eye disorders have taken place when drops have been swapped. It is also advised to wash the hands both before and after administering the drops and to keep them in their special sealed container after each use. This is considered to be very important, so please be cautioned. You don’t want to make the child’s eyes worse through carelessness.



There are various eye drops. Sulphacetamide is still popular for infections:

Antistine Privine for allergies. But be advised by the doctor, who will prescribe a particular routine for your child in the light of what is currently doing the rounds of your area. One drop is usually adequate. Any more simply runs out.



As a rule, antibiotics are not needed for conjunctivitis. The blood supply being what it is, the drug may never reach the eye surface in sufficient quantities to do much good, so they are generally not advised.