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5 year old suffering from bacterial eye infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my son has pink eye..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we put in the medicine tonight, and since he has had it in there, and gone to bed
Doctor :   Continue
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he has been crying randomly
Doctor :   When did it start
Doctor :   and what is his age
User :   is that normal
User :   he is 5, and he didnt start crying until we put in the drops, about 2 1/2 hours ago
Doctor :   That is ok
Doctor :   It is normal
Doctor :   for him to cry
Doctor :   due to the pain and the irritation
User :   but he wasnt before
Doctor :   Dont send him to school
User :   could it be the med??
Doctor :   and wash his hands as frequently as possible
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Where did you get the medicine from?
User :   will he get used to it, or is it going to continue to bug him until it goes away..the medicine i mean
User :   a doctor today...gentamicin
Doctor :   No the medicine causes slight increased burning for just few minutes
Doctor :   Is it for the both the eyes
User :   yeah. one more than the other
Doctor :   Ok it could be bacterial then

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