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    What causes thick discharge from the eyes of a child?

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: My daughter seems to have a sore eye, it seems to have. Discharge which is thick and green and she is saying it's itchy, it seems to be red as well in the whites of the eyes. The eye also doesn't open as wide as the other one. She is 2.5 years old
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Sty(infection in eye).

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thank you for asking question on HCM.
Its infection of eyes called Sty very common in kids. A sty is a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. Sties are often filled with pus.

Medicines are,
Eye drop Ciprofloxacin 2 drops twice daily(antibacterial).
Eye drop Naphazoline 1 drop twice daily
Syrup Allegra (Fexofenadine) 5 mg once daily.(antihistaminic) before going to bed.
Syrup Amoxicillin 5ml twice daily , you may ned to get a prescription from your local doctor for this.

Wash eye three times with cold water.
Don't rub eyes.

It will take around 5 days to settle down.

Thank you.
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