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What causes eye infection in a toddler? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Dec-2013
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User:hi this is XXXXXXX
User:doc i have a month old toddler
User:and guess he's having infection in his left eye
Doctor:What symptoms is he having?
User:its watery and some dirt is gathering
User:its nothing big but can u suggest some medicine
Doctor:I can suggest something
Doctor:but I need to be sure of the diagnosis
Doctor:Thus I will ask you a few questions?
Doctor:What colour is the discharge from the eye?
Doctor:Is it thick?
Doctor:Is it watery?
Doctor:Is it just one eye?
Doctor:Does he have fever?
Doctor:Does his eye look red?
User:the substance is like what we have in morning
User:but its coming every ten minutes
User:no eye is not red
Doctor:You can apply gatoquin eye ointment
User:/ is it kind of eye drop
Doctor:Sorry it Gatiquin oint eye ointment
Doctor:its an antibiotic eye ointment
Doctor:It may be applied once daily for 5 days
Doctor:I also suggest you to visit ophthalmologist
Doctor:As it seems that the nasolacrimal duct is blocked
Doctor:He will be able to check for the blockage
User:can u suggest some drop coz he's so small
User:applying ointment will be a bit difficult
Doctor:GATE DPS eye drops is the same medicine available as eye drops
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:it doesn't have any side effects ...right
Doctor:No it wont have side effects as it is not being ingested
Doctor:But you should consult ophthalmologist as he will be able to examine you
User:thanka that will be all
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
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