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Child getting yellow discharge in eyes, eyelids stuck. How to cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:fine.. my 2 year old is getting yellow discharge in her eyes
User:the eyelids are stuck in the morning
Doctor:since when
User:she has a bad cough as well... since 3 days now
Doctor:for the yellow discharge, it seems like a bacterial conjunctivitis
Doctor:as far as the cough is concerned
Doctor:is there any fever, chest pain or cold?
User:will it be ok by itself or a medical consultation in person is required?
Doctor:a medical consultation is required
Doctor:she will require antibiotic drops and ointment
Doctor:for the cough, steam inhalation is required
User:she has cold...
Doctor:if it does not go away
Doctor:see a physician
Doctor:he'll prescribe an anti-allergic tablet if there is no sign of infection
User:is the conjunctivitis a serious problem
Doctor:but its better you take her today evening
User:ok... thanks
Doctor:is there anything else I can help with?
User:she always sucks two fingers
User:the middle and the ring finger
Doctor:thats ok
User:how could i get rid of this
Doctor:its not a problem
Doctor:I dont think you can really do anything to get rid of it
User:but her teeeth shows somne distortion in the allignment
Doctor:children this age will put something or the other in their mouth
Doctor:that must be irritating to her
Doctor:its not related to the sucking
Doctor:its possible that to soothe the irritation she's doing it
Doctor:so take her to a dentist and get an opinion
Doctor:otherwise, just keep her hands clean
Doctor:any more questions that I can address?
User:thanks ... bye
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