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Yellowish discharge from the eye for an infant, bacterial conjunctivitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi doctor
User :   I wanted to consult regarding my son
User :   who is 9 mth old
Doctor :   Ok
User :   unfortunately at this time i cant go to padetrician
User :   so disturbing you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That's alright
User :   he has slight runny nose since after noon
User :   white discharge
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You mean colorless or white ?
User :   but around 10 pm or so
User :   he started getting some yellow discharge in his right eye
User :   colorless
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he slept arnd 11pm
Doctor :   Yellow discharge from eye
User :   about half an hour back he got up crying
Doctor :   Could you tell me more about that
User :   and there are lot of yellow discharge in the same eye
User :   i cleaned it up with wet clean cotton
Doctor :   Was it like clear liquid
Doctor :   or like pus
User :   i gave him a bit of colicaid - after that he slept
Doctor :   Ok
User :   like pus
User :   arnd 10ish it was very less
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i didnt notice so much
Doctor :   Does he have fever ?
User :   but this time it ws a lot more
User :   no doesnt look like
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i just now checked
User :   no he doe not
Doctor :   Did he have cold recently ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have 4 year old daughter as well
User :   and she has had since 2-3 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can this be due to cold?
Doctor :   It seems that you kid maybe having bacterial conjunctivitis
Doctor :   It could be because of cold
Doctor :   Leading bacterial infection
User :   he has had runny nose since morning today
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok tom i will sjhow to his paedtrician
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but incase he gets up in the night again
Doctor :   For now
User :   can i give him crocin or something?
Doctor :   There is no fever so no need of crocin
Doctor :   Just use a wet cloth clear his eyes every now and then
Doctor :   Because
User :   even while he is sleeping?
Doctor :   The secretion might dry up causing th eyelids to stick together
Doctor :   When he gets up he may not be able to open his eyes so may cry again
User :   i also gave him nasosclear
User :   which seems to have helped as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok thx doctor
User :   also shd i show him to paeditricain
User :   or an eye doc?
Doctor :   But please do not try any medication without consulting a doctor especially in kids
User :   tomorrow
User :   if he has fever i can give him crocin?
Doctor :   First to the pediatrician
User :   ok
Doctor :   He himself may treat.
Doctor :   But
Doctor :   If he feels that an eye opinion is required to may take him to an ophthalmologist
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   Instead of crocin
Doctor :   Try giving him tepid sponging bath
Doctor :   Medication are best avoided in kids
User :   at night?
User :   i am based out of india
Doctor :   Yes. Use luke warm water
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no doc
User :   thx
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bbye
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