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Child. Eye infection with white discharge, throat infection, mild fever. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Good evening
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Doctor, my son who is 2 years old has some eye infection. there is a white discharge from his eyes since today afternoon.
Doctor:Is there redness?
User:little bit
Doctor:Is it in both the eyes?
User:no in the left eye
Doctor:Does he have blocked nostrils?
Doctor:Or cold?
User:yes.. he has throat infection
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
Doctor:There is a small tube which connects the eyes with the nostrils. It is through this tube that the tears drain into the nose.
Doctor:When there is cold or nasal blockage, there can be blocking of this tubes.
Doctor:Which can lead to discharge from the eyes.
Doctor:But, again there can also be discharge when there is an eye infection.
Doctor:If there is eye infection, he will need eye drops. Otherwise, treatment for the cold would suffice.
User:actually the eye infection started today and he does have cough from last few days.
Doctor:To understand whether there is an eye infection, it is important to get his eyes examined by a pediatrician or your family doctor.
Doctor:Both does not appear together. First the cold or cough starts and later, there can be eye infection.
Doctor:Have you understood what I said?
User:so do i need to wait for some time to understand if it is related to cough
Doctor:So, best is to get it examined first. And then a treatment can be initiated.
Doctor:There is nothing to panic.
Doctor:treatment is readily available after a diagnosis.
User:another issue is that he is having dry cough, no sputum/phelgm
User:i am giving him cherricoff
User:as advised by his pediatrician
User:he had fever last night
User:around 99 degrees
User:but he also has another infection in stomach for which i have given him
User:Econorm and Enterogermina
Doctor:have you consulted the pediatrician after the fever started?
Doctor:When was the medicines started?
User:yes she told me that infection is there so fever may be there
User:medicines started 2 days back
Doctor:It should get better then.
User:but he has dysentery from last 4 - 5 days now
User:today it was little better
Doctor:It would take at least 3-5 days for the medicines to get to its full effect. So do not worry regarding that.
User:is the fever related to stomach bug or cough
User:i am a little confused over this
Doctor:Anyway, since you are consulting the pediatrician for your son's eye infection, he will be able to re-evaluate the kid.
Doctor:From the history you mentioned, it seems more related to the loose motions.
User:actually i may not be able to consult pediatrician until Saturday, so can you suggest something in the meantime
Doctor:Sorry, I would not be able to prescribe anything until I examine him. It would be clearly unethical to do that.
Doctor:Sorry for that. But, do not worry.
Doctor:Continue the medicines he is on.
User:ok. thank you for your time
Doctor:And clean his eyes with a tissue whenever discharge is there.
User:i would like to sign off
Doctor:Thank you for consulting.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:ok. bye
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