Eye Flu in Kids-Effective Cures and Preventive Measures During the Rainy Season

Eye Flu in Kids: Effective Cures and Preventive Measure

Eye Flu in Kids: Effective Cures and Preventive Measures During the Rainy Season


As a child specialist often come across concerned parents seeking advice on eye flu, especially during the rainy season. Eye flu, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common condition in children caused by viruses, bacteria, or allergens. It is highly contagious and can spread rapidly in school settings or daycare centers.

 In this blog, I will share valuable insights into curing and preventing eye flu in kids during the rainy season.

Understanding Eye Flu in Kids

Eye flu or conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, transparent layer covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. The primary symptoms include redness, itching, excessive tearing, and a sticky discharge. In viral and bacterial cases, it can lead to discomfort and sensitivity to light.

Cures for Eye Flu in Kids

Hygiene and Cleaning: Proper hygiene is crucial to prevent the spread of eye flu. Encourage your child to avoid touching or rubbing their eyes. Frequent handwashing, especially after touching the eyes or face, can help reduce the risk of infection. Use separate towels and washcloths for infected children to prevent cross-contamination.

Eye Drops and Ointments: Over-the-counter eye drops or ointments can provide symptomatic relief. However, always consult a pediatrician or eye specialist before using any medications. For bacterial conjunctivitis, antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed. Remember to administer the prescribed dose correctly and finish the course even if the symptoms subside.
Wash your hands with soap and water before putting eye drops . 
Don't touch the nozzle of dropper to prevent infection.

Warm Compress:
Applying a clean, warm compress to the affected eye can soothe irritation and help with the removal of crusty discharge. Gently press the compress against the eye for a few minutes, ensuring it is not too hot to avoid burns.

Preventive Measures During the Rainy Season

Avoiding Contaminated Water: Children should be discouraged from playing in puddles or stagnant water, as it may contain harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause eye infections.

Shielding from Irritants:
Rainy season brings along a surge in allergens. Keep the windows closed during high pollen counts and windy days to reduce exposure to potential irritants.

Proper Eye Care: Teach your child not to share eye makeup, towels, or personal belongings to minimize the risk of transmission. Regularly clean eyeglasses and opt for disposable contact lenses (if your teen uses contact  lenses)during the rainy season.

Boosting Immunity: A strong immune system can help ward off infections. Ensure your child maintains a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and minerals, and gets enough sleep to bolster their immunity.

Timely Medical Attention: If your child displays symptoms of eye flu, consult a pediatrician promptly. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent complications and the spread of infection.


Eye flu in kids during the rainy season can be managed effectively with proper care and hygiene. By following the cures and preventive measures mentioned in this blog, parents can ensure their child's eyes stay healthy and free from infections. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, so take the necessary precautions to safeguard your child's eye health during this rainy season.

Stay informed, stay vigilant, and together, let's protect our little ones' precious eyesight!

Dr. Anuradha Bansal
(Pediatrician and Child Specialist)

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