Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: victoria lucas | 2010-06-30

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5 month old baby girl - blocked tear duct

Hello

My 5 month old girl has had a case of the sniffles recenlty, she has been put on 2.5ml Celestamine twice daily which is helping her to releave her conjested nose. My concern is that when she wakes from her naps she has a green discharge coming from her right eye, could this be caused by the sniffles or could it be a blocked tear duct, if so how should I treat it?
Vicky (Mom)

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I am concerned that your baby girl of 5 months who has an ordinary cold has been given Celestamine which is a very strong cortisone medicine.She also has an infected eye. As this has just happened now it is unlikely that she has a blocked tear duct. Clean her eye with a dilute salt solution twice daily. Make up the solution by using one quarter of a teaspoonful of salt in a cup of boiled and cooled water. Use a small piece of cotton wool to wipe her eye from the nose side of her eye outwards.

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Posted by: Vicky | 2010-07-07

Thank-you for your response. I have taken layla off the celestamine and she seems well. I have been cleaning her eye as you suggest and the discharge has stopped.

Many thanks for your advice

Reply to Vicky
Posted by: Anon | 2010-06-30

If you search through the archives on this forum you will find that Celestimine is a very powerful cortisone and should not be given for the sniffles. She sounds very congested and you should use saline drops to clear her nose.

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