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How can I treat my 11 month old with conjunctivitis

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See her doctor: Conjunctivits in infants is not something to try treating on your own. Although some forms may not be infectious, those that are can cause serious da ... Read More
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It depends if its allergic, viral or bacterial. If its viral then its similar getting a cold it takes its course. Treatment will be cold compressors ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Lid hygiene: I recommend lid hygiene for your baby. To do this, use cotton balls and baby shampoo, wipe the debris away from the eye and wash four times a day. Als ... Read More
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Dr. Lervasen Pillay
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Ointment: Chloramycetin ointment
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tobramycin eye drops: One to two drops in affected eye three times a day
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Tobrex (tobramycin): tobramycin one drop each eye three times a day for 5 days.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cure ?: An allergy is something you manage, you don't cure. If you wash out the offending triggering agent the eyes settle down in a few days. If they are re- ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't: Did the doc evaluate the kid & prescribe it for this episode ? I never use this in an infant, ever. The steroid component can allow certain germs ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Pomeranz
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be: Are the eyes red, is there fever, is he/she acting sick, does anyone else in contact with you or the child have similar symptoms? If this is dischar ... Read More
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Likely not: conjunctivitis but it may be worth having your GP culture it especially if the child gets sent home from daycare
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
Fucidin: Fucidin drops are an antibiotic that would only work for bacterial conjunctivitis . It would not help with allergies. It is generally used for 2 yea ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: Pink eye without any yellow discharge most probably due to viral illness .This will resolve of it own in 3-4 days . If there is lot of watering or it ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely asthma: It is likely asthma especially if there is a history of allergic diseases in the family. I would suggest that you consult an allergist.

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