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What does puss discharge from eye of a baby indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: My wife has a fever blister on the corner of her mouth. She's recovering from a bad cold. and my 7 month old boy has now developed yellow puss coming out of his right eye. Could she have infected him? He has been sneezing a lot but has no other signs of a cold. We think he may have a cold. We have cleaned his eyes like six times
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It is possible for infection to spread from mother to baby.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history.
These symptoms indicate infection of the eye in the form of conjunctivitis.

It is possible that this has spread from his mother.
This requires treatment by the use of antibiotic eye drops like Moxifloxacin eye drops.
Along with this cold requires treatment in consultation with paediatric doctor.


If possible do send me photo of the affected eye so that I can confirm the diagnosis and advice you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
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What does puss discharge from eye of a baby indicate?

Brief Answer: It is possible for infection to spread from mother to baby. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question. I reviewed your history. These symptoms indicate infection of the eye in the form of conjunctivitis. It is possible that this has spread from his mother. This requires treatment by the use of antibiotic eye drops like Moxifloxacin eye drops. Along with this cold requires treatment in consultation with paediatric doctor. If possible do send me photo of the affected eye so that I can confirm the diagnosis and advice you accordingly. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Do write back to me for further questions. Thank you With regards