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Pale yellow discharge from the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   my 1 year old has a lot of eye discharge mucus pale yellow from both eyes since 2 days what should i do please                                             
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Is he having fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does he have nasal congestion?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you notice redness in the eyes?
User :   no i check and the white part of the eye is no red
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Which eye is affected?
User :   both
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are the symptoms present through out the day or only in the morning
Doctor :   ?
User :   all day when she crys it seems to come out more
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   u r a doctor
Doctor :   I am a general practioner.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   i can send u a picture if u want
Doctor :   You can send the picture to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   The symptoms are suggestive of either
Doctor :   I mean the symptoms are probably allergic in origin or due to a infectious etiology.
Doctor :   As long as the fever does not occur these symptoms would slowly settle in another day or two.
Doctor :   I would suggest you few simple measures to help you in the mean time.
User :   ok so just clean the eye?
User :   i can not take picture she moves too much, hehehe
Doctor :   That is fine.
Doctor :   1. Yes, you would need to keep the eye clean.
Doctor :   You can use warm water and a clean cloth to wipe the eyes of the discharges.
User :   and how should i know if i need to go to see a GP?
Doctor :   You would have to see a doctor if symptoms such as redness of the eyes, fever develop.
User :   picture sent on ur email
Doctor :   Also if these symptoms persists for more than the next two days, you would have to see a doctor.
Doctor :   Let me check it.
User :   ok
User :   did u get it?
Doctor :   I have seen the picture.
Doctor :   It looks like it has been infected.
Doctor :   It would need antibiotic eye drops which are prescription drugs.
Doctor :   Hence, I would suggest you to see a doctor.
User :   ok well noted
User :   what might have casue this infetion?
Doctor :   Probably simple bacterial infection.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   if i wait 2 days to see dotor could it be dangerous?
Doctor :   It would be better to see a doctor as soon as possible.
User :   ok many tks good night
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries.
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