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Suggest Treatment For Eye Infection

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Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017
Question: 1. My daughter is 23 days old, she is vomits milk (mother feed) and sometimes stuffs comes out from her nose too, please suggest?
2. She has eye infection in left eye, may be eye duct massage needed. Please advice
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Proper burping is important

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns.

Let me first ask whether the baby is exclusively breast fed or whether mixed feeding with formula feeds are being given. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. Regurgitation of milk is the cause for her vomiting milk.

I want to let you know that the tears drain through nasolacrymal ducts that open inside our nose. In case of babies, these ducts often take time to develop or may even get blocked. You need to gently massage with the tip of a finger, stroking downward from the inner angle of the eye to the ala of the nose. This has to be done for a few times multiple times a day regularly. The ducts would soon open up and the watering will go away. Unless there is redness in the eyes or unless there is pus formation, there is no reason to believe that there is an infection in the eyes.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Eye Infection

Brief Answer: Proper burping is important Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me first ask whether the baby is exclusively breast fed or whether mixed feeding with formula feeds are being given. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. Regurgitation of milk is the cause for her vomiting milk. I want to let you know that the tears drain through nasolacrymal ducts that open inside our nose. In case of babies, these ducts often take time to develop or may even get blocked. You need to gently massage with the tip of a finger, stroking downward from the inner angle of the eye to the ala of the nose. This has to be done for a few times multiple times a day regularly. The ducts would soon open up and the watering will go away. Unless there is redness in the eyes or unless there is pus formation, there is no reason to believe that there is an infection in the eyes. Let me know if I could help further. Regards