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Know Whether kajal should be applied in the eyes of children or not

Know Whether kajal should be applied in the eyes of children or not

Know Whether kajal should be applied in the eyes of children or not
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According to a common belief in Indian society, small children are applied kajal to protect them from the evil eye of people. However, there is another big reason for applying Kajal in Baby Eyes. There is also a belief among the people that children whose eyes are small become bigger on applying kajal. That is, Kajal is applied to make the eyes of children bigger. But medical science does not accept this belief as correct. Many experts and even paediatricians agree that applying kajal harms the eyes of children. What is the expert’s opinion about whether kajal should be applied in the eyes of children or not? Let’s know.

Side Effects of Kajal in Baby Eyes

dry eye problem

Talking about whether kajal should be applied in the eyes of children or not, pediatrician Dr. Partha Soni says that, there is a meibomium gland (tear-producing gland) in the eyes which gets blocked by applying kajal in the eyes and children’s eyes become blocked. Tears are not made properly in the eyes, due to which children have the problem of dry eye.

watery eyes

According to Dr. Partha, when kajal is applied continuously and repeatedly, the nasolacrimal duct also gets blocked. The function of the nasolacrimal duct is to drain the tears produced by the eyes through the nose. By applying kajal, this drainage system also deteriorates, due to which there is no drainage and water keeps coming out of the eyes, due to which children may have the problem of watering of eyes.

anemia and other serious problems

Lead is found in large quantities in the kajal available in the market. Which causes lead poisoning. Due to this, children may have problems of anemia, brain damage and seizures. Apart from this, while applying mascara, children can get hurt and there can be a problem of swelling. That is why mascara should not be applied in the eyes of children.

Can we apply homemade kajal in the eyes of children?

Homemade kajal is also harmful for the eyes of children as it also contains high amount of carbon. Which can harm the eyes of infants.

How to apply kajal to children?

Doctor Soni says that Kajal is usually applied to children to protect them from the eyes of people. In this case, instead of the eyes, you can apply kajal on the head and neck. Dr. Soni further says that, applying kajal in the eyes does not make the eyes bigger. This is an illusion

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