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3yr old had a cold with fever for 6-7 days now has crusty eyes when he wakes up and they are a little pink during day but not itchy. will it go away?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: It sounds like he may have developed conjunctivitis (pinkeye), a common result of a head cold. The drainage is contagious and good hand washing is needed. It is common to have an ear infection at the same time. As he is having fever, i would suggest having him see his pediatrician.
Answered on May 20, 2015
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Viral conjunctivitis: Yes. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks.
Answered on Dec 22, 2012
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