Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Penny | 2010/05/10

Q.

Stye

Hi
My son is 3 years and he has been consistently getting styes on his two eyes, What are the possible causes and what can i do to prevent that ?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Styes are infections of the hair roots of the eyelashes, usually caused by a bacteria called staph. It would help to clean your son's eyes daily with a saline solution:a quarter teaspoonfiul of salt dissolved oin a cup a boiled and cooled water.Clean his eyes at least once a day with this solution. Give him a probiotic to boost his immunity for 10 days per month for 3 to 4 months. Also give him another immune booster such as Creche Guard for the winter months.

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