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What causes sticky eye discharge while on Ciplox?

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Child Health
Question: hi doc i have a 3 months old daughter .since yesterday she is getting lot of eye dischrge from her left eye.i have put ciplox drops but still in the morning her eye was so sticky that she was not able to open her eyes.what to do
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:

If discharge is sticky, continue antibiotic drops

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

If discharge is sticky or there are other signs of infection like redness of eyes, swelling or yellow colored discharge continue putting antibiotic drops.

Apart from putting drops you need to clean the eyes gently with help of sterile cotton soaked in distilled water at least 6-8 times a day. Start cleaning from inner side to outer side and use new cotton swab for each time.

It may take 5-6 days for complete recovery.
If the symptoms are worsening please consult your pediatrician/ophthalmologist for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar 31 minutes later
in a day how many times i can put ciplox drops
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

You can put at an interval of 4 hours

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

You can put antibiotic drop an an interval of 4 hours or earlier also if recommended by your pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Pradeep Kumar, Pediatrician, Cardiology
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