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The mother is very anxious: will the repeated episodes of allergic conjunctivitis in the child affect myopia?

Posting time:2023-01-28 05:27:15

The mother is very anxious: will the repeated episodes of allergic conjunctivitis in the child affect myopia?

Allergic conjunctivitis is already one of the most common ocular surface diseases in our pediatric ophthalmology clinic. First of all, let's take a look at what is allergic conjunctivitis? The human immune system of the human body resists the erosion of germs, virus infections, chlamydia and other microbial species and dirt. This system is very precise and powerful in execution. Its stable operation is the foundation of life continuity. However, if the immune system of the human body is overly sensitive, or even "unrecognized by six relatives", it may damage the normal tissues of the body, which may lead to immune system diseases (lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.) or seasonal allergic diseases (allergic conjunctivitis) , seasonal rhinitis, asthma, etc.). Generally speaking, our whole body is covered with skin, but the eyes are special, covered by the conjunctiva, not the skin. The conjunctiva is a natural barrier for the eyes, and it is exposed to the air at all times, so the chances of it being in close contact with various allergens are greatly increased. And these allergens are not the masters of peace. They will provoke the humoral immunity in the conjunctival tissue. The annoyed humoral immunity will release their "watchdog" - the inflammatory index to expel allergens. , In this microscopic world war, the normal cells in our eyes will also be affected, and symptoms such as redness, swelling, and itching will appear. I heard that pink eye is contagious, is allergic conjunctivitis contagious? This is to mention the other two members of the "pink eye" family - bacterial conjunctivitis and viral conjunctivitis, they are contagious, and allergic conjunctivitis does not have this ability, allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious! Allergic conjunctivitis is mainly caused by exposure to allergens. First of all, let’s make it clear that the child with allergic conjunctivitis is an allergic constitution. It is congenital and needs to be increased or desensitized the day after tomorrow before it can be changed. In addition, the reason for the recurrence of allergic conjunctivitis is that the treatment is not adhered to. Many of them did not follow the doctor's advice. After the drug was administered, the symptoms were relieved or relieved and the drug was stopped immediately. It is difficult to completely cure. So how do we fight allergic conjunctivitis?
  • Improve your child's immunity, let them exercise more outdoors, and keep fit. Once your immunity is improved, you will naturally be less prone to allergies.
  • Conjunctivitis usually takes about 3-4 weeks to recover.
  • Children who are already under treatment for allergic conjunctivitis should choose swimming carefully. Especially in summer swimming, pool water can cause allergic conjunctivitis or bacterial conjunctivitis.
  • Identify and reduce exposure to allergens, the "culprits" of allergic conjunctivitis. Try to avoid contact with known allergens. You can go to the hospital for an inspection (allergen test) to catch the murderer, and perform desensitization treatment. Unfortunately, most allergic conjunctivitis may not be able to detect a clear allergen, or the current technology is temporarily unable to perform desensitization treatment.
  • Seasonal precautions should be taken. In allergy season, the number of times of opening windows for ventilation should be reduced. Suspended matter falls and accumulates.
  • Pet fur, dander, and secretions can all be used as allergens, causing allergies in children, especially cats. Cat allergens can be detected in the home even if the cat is removed for a year. Therefore, pets are not recommended for children with allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Clean and change bedding frequently. Mites feed on human dander and live primarily in beds. Frequent cleaning and changing of bedding is necessary to reduce the effects of mites. It is best to wash with hot water above 50 degrees.
Does recurrent allergic conjunctivitis affect vision? The principle is that general conjunctivitis will not affect vision. But the patient's problem is the impact of repeated allergies on vision, which depends on whether the cornea (black eyeball) is affected by allergic conjunctivitis lesions, which will affect vision, but this is also a minority, as long as you actively cooperate with the treatment , no problem. Strictly speaking, allergic reactions cause not only allergic conjunctivitis, but also other parts of the eye. Cause other eye disease performance, or worthy of attention. Therefore, my suggestion is: parents should pay attention at all times and not take it lightly. No matter what kind of situation it is, they should seek medical treatment in time, strictly follow the doctor's instructions, take it seriously, and actively deal with it. In this way, it will not affect the child's eye development. - END - (the pictures are all from the Internet, if there is any infringement, please contact to delete)

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