Should small children apply ‘kajal’ or not? must know

By Divya Ray July 23, 2023 1:30 PM IST

In India, when a child is born in a house, kajal is applied to protect it from the evil eyes of people. You must have seen many times in your home women applying thick mascara to small children. Now the question arises whether it is safe to apply kajal to children? Can this have a bad effect on their health? Let’s know…

Actually, lead is used in large quantities to make Kajal. Lead is a harmful element, which badly affects the health of babies. This has a bad effect on many parts of the body including their kidney, bone marrow, brain. You will be surprised to know that if the level of lead in the blood increases, then there is a possibility of going into a coma. Since the child is small and his body is still developing, every parent should avoid bringing them in contact with lead.  

Why children should not wear mascara?

Applying kajal to newborns can affect the health of their eyes. Water can come out of the eyes. Itching may occur. Even some children may be allergic due to this. Many mothers apply kajal to their children with their own hands. This can increase the risk of eye infection. Kajals available in the market should not be used on children at all. Because many types of harmful chemicals are included in these, which can badly damage many parts of the body including the eye. 

Can I apply homemade kajal?

Many people believe that homemade kajal can be applied to children. Because it is natural and does not cause any harm. If you too have been applying homemade kajal to the child thinking the same, then know that doing so is not right for the child’s health. Kajal, whether bought from the market or homemade, both harm the eyes and the overall health of the child. This can cause eye infection, pain, burning, itching, redness and many problems. 

Disclaimer: Before following the methods, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, do consult a doctor or related expert.

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