Swelling of the eyelids of a child
In children and infants, swelling of the upper or lower eyelid occurs more often. More rarely, blood pressure-related causes are responsible for this, which would occur mainly in the morning after getting up. A relatively common cause of eyelid swelling in children or infants is conjunctivitis.
Mostly children rub bacteria into their eyes, which then leads to an inflammation with redness and strong tearing of the eyes. Pus formation is also possible Treatment in small children is carried out, as with adults, with an antibiotic eye ointment or with antibiotic eye drops. Symptomatically, swelling of the eyelid in children can be treated by placing an ice pack wrapped in a towel.
Allergic causes are less common in small children. In older children, however, swelling of the eyelids due to allergic reactions, such as hay fever, can occur more frequently, resulting in swelling of the upper or lower eyelid. If children fall, eyelid swelling can also occur.
Again, the affected eye should be cooled immediately to reduce the swelling as soon as possible. In children, as in adults, a stye of barley is often the cause of eyelid swelling. The treatment is initially carried out wait-and-see and symptomatically.
However, an attempt can be made to achieve faster healing by administering antibiotics at the same time. Sometimes it can also become necessary that a barley or a hailstone must be punctured. In this case, a parallel treatment with antibiotics should also be carried out to prevent an additional infection.