Eye Stye during pregnancy
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Future mothers are not insured against any illness during childbearing. And, their immunity works for two, decreases and can no longer, as before, protect the body from viruses, inflammations, infections. One of them is stye on the eye. How to behave in this case, what to treat and how quickly to eliminate it?
Causes and symptoms of barley that pregnant women have
The most common cause of the eye stye that pregnant woman has an infection. Often this is a golden staphylococcus, which falls into the sebaceous gland. Rubbing of the itchy area with hands catalyzes the development of stye.
Another reason for its formation is the ingression and multiplication of the mite in the hair follicle of the eyelashes. To detect it, you need to do a test in the laboratory.
Stye usually proceeds acutely, but it starts with itching and redness, a little soreness of the edge of the century. In a day or two, there is a red tubercle with a yellow top. It is an inflammatory infiltrate with a stye head. Usually in 3-4 days stye breaks itself and accumulated pus comes out. After that the pain of barley decreases, the edema subsides, and the reddening passes. Usually all these stages of the disease last for a week.
How quickly to eliminate stye
All diseases and pathologies are easier to prevent than treat. However, nobody is immune from stye, so you need to start treatment at the first symptoms of its appearance. It means that in time the ripening tubercle is seen to be cauterized with iodine. To do this, you need carefully to draw the eyelid or raise it and apply iodine to the reddened area with a cotton swab. It is necessary to try not to put iodine that on mucous, because it can provoke a burn.
Any other means for treating of stye during pregnancy should be used only as directed by a doctor. It is not recommended to engage in self-treatment of stye. It will be good if you immediately contact an ophthalmologist to avoid complications. After all, they can lead to poor eyesight during pregnancy, and uncontrolled use of pills can negatively affect the fetus.
What should I do if stye breaks?
In the case when the inflamed tubercle has broken, this place needs to be smeared with iodine. Then put Bonaphtone ointment behind the eyelid or 1% tetracycline ointment. All manipulations should be done carefully, so that the infection from stye does not get on the mucous membrane of the eye or behind the eyelid. It is worth considering that complications after stye can lead to sepsis.
Another bactericidal effect on stye is the welding of pure (without impurities and additives) black tea. This liquid is recommended to wash the eye. In no case, you should squeeze yourself pus out of stye. The scar on the eyelid is at best or sepsis at worst.
Stye during pregnancy: treatment
The treatment of stye pregnant women has is similar. The only exception is antibacterial therapy. It is extremely undesirable to conduct drug therapy at the first months of pregnancy. Therefore, it is necessary as soon as possible, at the first symptoms of stye, to consult an ophthalmologist.
In addition, it is necessary to observe such recommendations:
- Give up cosmetics.
- Do not pierce the stye.
- Burn the inflamed tubercle with iodine, if it is only the early stage of stye.
- Inject the drops into the diseased eye.
- Apply dry heat to the stye.
If the stye is very inflamed and accompanied by fever, pain, swelling of lymph nodes, then the doctor can prescribe antibiotic pills to a pregnant woman. Today, many future mothers refuse to take antibiotics, because they are strong enough drugs. However, in exceptional cases, doctors resort to these medications pay attention to the fact that their local application has no negative effect.
Traditional medicine has a whole arsenal of means that are safe in the treatment of stye. Moreover, this is important at pregnancy:
- Applying compresses from a warm egg to stye.
- Compresses from baked onions.
- Lotion of chamomile or calendula.
- Compresses from warm potatoes.
Therefore, stye that future mother has can be cured by medicines and folk remedies. Be careful, patient and listen to the doctor’s recommendations.