Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom | 2009/03/26

Q.

6 mths

Dear Paed

Please could you assist with 2 questions:

1)My LO is 6.5 mths, which vaccine is next?
2) My 3.5 year old woke up this morning with both his eyes " glued"  shut, I think he has an infection in both eyes, they are not itchy, is there anything I can get him from the pharmacy or do I need to see a Paediatrician?

Many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At 6 months your baby should have the Hepatitis B immunisation. At 9 months he/she will be due for the measles immunisation.
Your 3 year old has an eye infection. Ask your pharmacist for Chloramphenicol eye ointment and apply this to his eyes twice day until they are better.

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