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4 year old with itching and discharge from the eyes. Swollen eyes and cheeks. Prescribed with biaxin. Proper medication?

Hi, my daughter is 4yrs old. 3 days ago she started itching at her eyes and showed signs of pink eye with dischg the next morning. That evening we got her in to a Dr who diagnosed her and prescribed her biaxin . Her eyes were swollen and even her cheeks were swollen and starting to redden. She has had 2 full doses of the antibiotic now without improvement. Actually, her cheeks are bright red now. Is there a limit of time we should wait before worrying about this? We are doing warm compresses regularly for her. She doesn t complain of pain or any other symptoms, but says she sees rainbows when looking at lights. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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From what you have mentioned, it looks like your kid has a severe bacterial conjunctivitis.

In such kids, not only the eyes but surrounding skin will also be inflammed.
Along with oral antibiotic, you may ask your doctor for antibiotic eye drops- that will give some comfort to her eyes.
Usually any antibiotic will take a minimum of 48 hrs to act.
You may wait for a couple of days.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter a speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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