Sore Eyes Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
My son had a sore eyes until today, it started last Saturday morning. We noticed it when he woke up, he had lots of secretion in his eyes.
As of now, I didn’t put any medications on it. I am afraid to put anything that is not prescribed by his pediatrician because it could only make things worst.
These are some causes of sore eyes:
- excessive rubbing of the eyes
- airborne irritants, including dust, smoke and smog
- other environmental factors, such as exposure to chemicals
- too much sun
- prolonged wearing of contact lens
- Redness of the eyes
- Discomfort Burning
- Gritty sensation
- Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
- Having difficulty in opening the eyes after sleeping
- Eyelids are stuck together when waking up
- Water-like discharges
How to Prevent Sore Eyes?
- Frequent and thorough washing of your hands with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes and face when you haven’t washed your hands first.
- Do not share towels, eyeglasses, sunglasses, or make-up/cosmetics, as this may only lead to transfer of an infection.
- If you can disinfect surfaces that are usually held by different people, such as door knobs, counters, and other surfaces with diluted bleach solutions then do it.
- If you will use eye drops or ointments, be careful that the tip of the bottle will not touch your eyes.
- If you are not the one infected, but someone close is, make sure to disinfect and wash all surfaces, clothes, towels, pillow cases, and anything else that may have come into contact with that person to reduce the chance of transfer.
- If other symptoms are occurring besides the ones involving the eyes, it is best to stay away from others to prevent the spread of infection until the symptoms are relieved and treatment is successful.