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How can I treat my 11 month old with conjunctivitis?

How can I treat my 11 month old with conjunctivitis?

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 damage if untreated. This should be evaluated by a general or pediatric eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

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. Also use cold compresses for comfort four times a day. If there is a stye or hordeolum, use hot compresses to assist with drainage. If there is purulent drainage/crust then your baby can benefit from erythromycin ointment which is by prescription. ...Read more

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My 7 month old recently had URTI today I noticed pink left eye. Could this be viral conjunctivitis? There's no greenish nor yellowish discharge. What's the remedy?

My 7 month old recently had URTI today I noticed pink left eye. Could this be viral conjunctivitis? There's no greenish nor yellowish discharge. What's the remedy?

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 itching and swelling of eyelids then it may be due to allergy. Wait &watch for a day for any improvement, otherwise consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

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. ...Read more

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15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????

15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????

To tease out all: These chronic symptoms requires a history of environmental factors like passive smoking, attendance at daycare, drinking from a bottle while supine, etc.; family history of asthma & allergies; past response to infections, etc. The most likely reason for the chronic cough is asthma, aka Reactive Airway Disease, that requires bronchodilators. Seek referral to a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist. ...Read more

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My 4year old daughter has bacterial conjunctivitis, do I need to take her to see the doctor or can I buy over-the-counter medicines to treat it? Thanx

No OTC meds: The treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, if that truly is the cause, will require prescription meds. Otc eve drops can often provide comfort to those with viral, irritant & allergic causes of conjunctival irritation, but they will not cure a true bacterial disease. Call in & see what the kids doc suggests. ...Read more

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Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Eye ointments: Most pediatricians will use a gentamycin or other mycin. Chloramphenicol has been removed from the market in the US since it is associated with serious blood dyscrasias and can be fatal. ...Read more

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How long do I need to treat conjunctivitis for?

How long do I need to treat conjunctivitis for?

Depends: If viral, it will usually last 2wks and will resolve. Bacterial conjunctivitis needs to be treated with antibiotics for 7-10 days depending on bug, sometimes longer. Allergic conjunctivitis can be seasonal and needs to be treat longer; same for vernal conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more

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How do you treat conjunctivitis in a toddler?

How do you treat conjunctivitis in a toddler?

See ophthalmologist: The cause must be identified by your ophthalmologist, who will then offer the appropriate treatment. Usually topical drops. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for conjunctivitis for a 1 year old?

What is the best solution for conjunctivitis for a 1 year old?

Conjunctivitis: In a one year old it is important to differentiate a conjunctivitis from a blocked tear duct. If a child has tearing and recurrent discharge, particularly in one eye, and the eye is not red, he/she may have a blockage. If this is the case, the child should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Bacterial conjunctivitis is effectively treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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WhAt is Conjunctivitis and how is it caused? My 3 year old son has it

WhAt is Conjunctivitis and how is it caused? My 3 year old son has it

Inflammation: Strictly speaking, conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) and it can be from bacteria, virus, allergies, chemicals.... So it really depends on what is causing it! ...Read more

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Question about superior limbic kerato conjunctivitis: what is it and how is it treated/resolved?

Question about superior limbic kerato conjunctivitis: what is it and how is it treated/resolved?

SLK of Theodore: It is caused by mechanical trauma on the skin of the eye (conjunctiva) that right underneath the upper eyelid. Causes include thyroid disease, dry eye, and eyelid spasms. Treatment depends on cause but generally eye lubrication and large diameter contact lens at first. Correcting thyroid problems. Surgery is sometimes necessary to remove/cauterize the traumatized tissue. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How is conjunctivitis treated?

Depends on the cause: Conjunctivitis is an eye irritation that has many causes.
Irritants (sand, etc): eyewash or removal
allergens (pollens, etc): avoidance or moving away from the allergen
viral infections (except the herpes virus): time, good hygiene
bacterial infections (and herpes infections): antimicrobial eye drops
very important to seek the help of you doctor as untreated herpes infection can lead to blindness! ...Read more

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How can I treat conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: See eye doc, ususally requires medication for wuickest resolution ...Read more

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Can you treat conjunctivitis with use of an ointment?

Can you treat conjunctivitis with use of an ointment?

Yes: Yes, if it is a bacterial infection. Erythromycin ointment (ilotycin) is most commonly prescribed -- gentamicin will work too. ...Read more

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How long is eurythromyacin used to treat conjunctivitis?

How long is eurythromyacin used to treat conjunctivitis?

5 days: Erythromycin ointment is often used three to four times a day, for a five day course. ...Read more

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Does conjunctivitis affect a certain age, race, or gender?

Does conjunctivitis affect a certain age, race, or gender?

Non-specific: If you have eyes you can get conjunctivitis. The frequency is somewhat higher based on increased hand to face activity and less hygienic practices in infancy and childhood, but the vulnerability remains. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid the cause: The best way to treat any allergy is to identify the cause and avoid it. Somethings can't be avoided. That's where medication like mast cell-stabilizing eye drops and allergen immunotherapy (good old allergy shots) can make a huge difference. Start by consulting a board-certified allergist who can help you find the cause of your conjunctivitis. Try www. Aaaai. Org or www. Acaai. Org for help. ...Read more

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How to clean and Cure conjunctivitis in infants? 7mo. Old to be exct

How to clean and Cure conjunctivitis in infants? 7mo. Old to be exct

Conjunctivitis: 70 percent of conjunctivitis is viral and using a clean moist cloth to clean the eye will help until the process resolves. Your provider would need to offer a antibiotic otherwise. ...Read more

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Can physicians treat conjunctivitis without using an ointment?

It is possible: Depending on the origin of the condition, artificial tears, antibiotic eye drops and oral medications can be used to treat eye inflammation and infection. Ointments provide relief by lubricating the eye at the same time as medicating it. But they blur vision. Ask your doctor about other options such as those above. ...Read more

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How to treat conjunctivitis and corneal abrasion?

Get medical help: Conjunctivitis is an infection of the membrane that lines the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelid. This is commonly viral or bacterial. Antibiotic and / or anti-inflammatory eye drops can be used, once a diagnosis is made. It is usually very contagious. A corneal abrasion is a scratch of the cornea, which is clear. This is painful, and may require patching, antibiotics, and ointment. ...Read more

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What is best to treat an ulcer in cornea after conjunctivitis?

What is best to treat an ulcer in cornea after conjunctivitis?

Antibiotic drops: Ulcers can be very serious and cause vision loss. They often require hourly antibiotic drops for treatment, the best initial step is to see an ophthalmologist immediately if you are having eye pain or red eye. An ulcer may need to be cultured to make sure the antibiotic treatment is correct.

Any contact lens wear should be discontinued immedieately. ...Read more

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Which is better to treat conjunctivitis in humans, tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide na?

Both work: Both meds are fairly effective. Tobramycin is a bit stronger but people have used sulfacetamide successfully for many years. ...Read more

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Questions about pink eye/conjunctivitis? Does it always need to be treated? Is it contageous?

Questions about pink eye/conjunctivitis? Does it always need to be treated? Is it contageous?

Sometimes: Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, in which case it's contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics. It can be viral, and then it's sometimes treated with medicines for inflammation. Viral conjunctivitis is contagious too. It can be allergic and treated with antihistamines, but allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

See Below: If treatment is needed, it is normally antibiotic eye drops. Which are safe with nursing. ...Read more

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Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has really bad conjunctivitis with yellow green snot and coughing?

My 2 year old daughter has really bad conjunctivitis with yellow green snot and coughing?

Needs to be seen.: Your daughter probably needs antibiotic drops for her eyes and possibly oral as well depending on the lung exam and history. Try gently cleaning the gooey, stuck eyelids with Kleenex and a warm water/baby shampoo combo in the meantime. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son now has conjunctivitis using drops but through the day and night what's good to clean his eyes with?

My 1 year old son now has conjunctivitis using drops but through the day and night what's good to clean his eyes with?

Warm washcloth: I would use a slightly warm (make sure it is not hot) washcloth to wipe his eye. This will help you remove the discharge and sooth the eyeball. ...Read more

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4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?

Blocked tear drain: Likely a conjunctivitis due to a blocked tear drain. Its very common in infants. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more