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How can fever and red eyes be treated?

I have a 3 1/2 yr old that has had a fever for the past 4 days. I took him to the ER on the first night of the fever because he complained of neck pain . They checked him over and he was negative for Strep and Spinal Meningitis . He woke up without a fever this morning, but later in the morning it did come back. But I did notice that his eyes have started to look bloodshot today. What can you tell me about fever, no energy, no appetite and now bloodshot eyes? Thank you in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Fever due to viral infection will cause blood shot eyes. Viral conjunctivitis presents as pink eye with watery discharge and irritation.
If he has pain ,with sticky discharge it might be a secondary bacterial infection. In any case he needs an ophthalmic evaluation to know the extent of the infection and topical eye drops.
Cool compressions with anti histaminic eye drops 4 times a day-and lubricant will help him till then.
Antibiotic and steroid should be started after detailed evaluation.
Hope he gets better soon. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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