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Fever, cough, yellow discharge from eye, rimmed red eyes. Does she need antibiotics?

My daughter has has a fever for four days. Ranging from slight (99.9) to high. (102.5) with a slight cough and I have now noticed that, in her right eye, there was a little bit of white/yellow discharge. Her eyes are not blood shot, but they have been rimmed red since she has gotten sick. I have called her doctor three times now and he has told me to not take her in unless her temperature is at 105. -.-

Should I take her to the emergency room, since he won't do anything, and what does she have? Does she need antibiotics?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at HCM
fever such high grade cannot be due to eye infection, it may be related to upper respiratory tract infection because child is having cough.
redness of eye with discharge can be due to infection that needs local antibiotics like ciprofloxacin eye drops two drops three times a day will reduce infection,
for fever
1 do cold sponging of the child when ever child is having fever.
2 give paracetamol syrup 15 milligram per kilogram three doses
3 cough give syrup ascoril d 3 to 5 mlm thrice daily
4 antibiotics are not needed now
if fever is not controlling on paracetamol and associated symptoms then you can start child on antibiotics
regards
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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