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Are watery eyes with itching indicative of viral conjunctivitis?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Question: Hi Doctor,

My daughter eyes are bit swelling.

Can you please check the attached pic and let me know medicine we can give and what is the issue.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

I need some more information - please answer my questions

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have seen the image. This looks like a mild swelling of the lower eyelid but there is no redness in the eyes. Please answer my questions below -

1. Is there any redness or watering of the eyes?
2. Is there any itching of the eyes?
3. Is anybody in the house or people who come into contact with the kid is having conjunctivitis?
4. Is her urine output appropriate?
5. Is there any personal or family history of kidney related disorders?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (9 minutes later)
There is bit watering in the eyes.
But itching as well
No kidney issues in the family
Urine was lesser than normal today
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Viral conjunctivitis - suggested remedies

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thank you for getting back with the requested information.

After the symptom analysis and looking at the image I feel that this could be a viral conjunctivitis.

Cleaning up the eyes 4 or 5 times a day with fresh clean water at room temperature will suffice.

But sometimes secondary bacterial infection can occur in viral conjunctivitis. So I suggest you put Ciplox eye drops, One drop in each eye 4 times a day for a period of 3-5 days.

If itching is there you can use syrup Levocetirizine 2.5 ml, 2 times a day, orally for a period of 3 days.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: I need some more information - please answer my questions Detailed Answer: Hi, I have seen the image. This looks like a mild swelling of the lower eyelid but there is no redness in the eyes. Please answer my questions below - 1. Is there any redness or watering of the eyes? 2. Is there any itching of the eyes? 3. Is anybody in the house or people who come into contact with the kid is having conjunctivitis? 4. Is her urine output appropriate? 5. Is there any personal or family history of kidney related disorders? Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology