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5 year child having pink eye. On vigamox eye drops. Started coughing and fever. What is the cause and cure?

Hi my 5 year old recently had pink eye in her right eye and then left eye. I took her in to the doctor and they gave her vigamox eye drops. She now has a cough and a fever ranging from 100 to 101. I am planning to take her back to the doctor tomorrow but I just noticed a red spot on the top of her right eyeball. Italmist looks like a blown blood vessel but its a little darker. Is there anything I can do for it now and do you know what could have caused this and if so is it related to the fever?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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The symptoms mentioned by you can most probably be due to viral infection or a gram positive bacterial infection( like pharyngoconjunctival fever.
The treatment for viral infections is mostly supportive while a bacterial infection needs a course of antibiotics .
The confirmation of diagnosis requires a thorough evaluation and investigation by a pediatrician and treatment can be started accordingly with antipyretics analgesics and antibiotics .
The eye drops seem appropriate and the red spot can be due to an engorged or inflamed blood vessel.
As of now you should try the following .
1. Give the child plenty of fluids ( water ,soups etc)
2. Rest for the eyes , frequent cleaning with water and eye drops as prescribed , avoid scratching , rubbing.
3. The fever can be controlled with prescription drugs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen .
4. The cough is mostly due to congestion and irritation and might be better with saline gargles , steam inhalations thrice daily and decongestant cough syrups with chlorpheniramine ambroxol etc.
Hope this answer is helpful for you.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
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