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Preventive measures, medicines for conjunctivities - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   need some help on eyes
User :   Godd morning
User :   Good morning
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i think my wife has got conjectivitics
User :   eyes are red
User :   sticky
User :   and yellow coming out
Doctor :   ok. is there itching, pain, discomfort, watering associated?
User :   alot of pain
Doctor :   since when she is having these symptoms?
User :   watering too
Doctor :   is it in one eye or are both eyes affected?
User :   y'day morning itching started and red since yday noon
User :   one eye since yday and second also starting today
Doctor :   ok, this means it is actively spreading
User :   yes
Doctor :   give her Tab Dolo 650 mg 2 times a day after food for pain relief
User :   she is using eye drop... ciplox
Doctor :   and take her for an examination by ophthalmologist
Doctor :   is ciplox helping?
User :   ok
Doctor :   when did she start using it?
Doctor :   how many times a day is she using it?
User :   yday noon
User :   4-5 times a day
Doctor :   ok. is it helping? is it giving her some relief?
User :   not much
Doctor :   then she will require an examination by ophthalmologist with tests done on the discharge from eye
Doctor :   to identify infection
User :   ok
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   and treat it with higher antibiotic drops
Doctor :   are her eyelids swollen?
User :   can we ( myself and sons) take something proactively
User :   swallon alot
Doctor :   yes once she is started on the drops suited to her, you can also use the same but from a different bottle
Doctor :   not the one she uses
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid direct contact with her eys or handwash hands immediately before and after touching near eyes.
Doctor :   avoid touching youreyes uncessarily
User :   so we have to take to doc... can you suggest something
Doctor :   if you do need to touch then wash hands before hat wth soap
Doctor :   no, i will not be able to suggest, since I am not examining her personally
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   and as I said earlier, the infection needs to be identified
Doctor :   to decide which antibiotic would be suited to her
Doctor :   since Ciplox is not given her relief
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have siad?
Doctor :   *said
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
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