Childhood Diseases

Posted by: edie | 2012-10-11



Dear Prof

My 3.5 yr son is ‘ being prepped’  for his cilia test in Jan, as previously posted. Last week he was still ill after the viral infection, but from about Wednesday he was absolutely fine. This morning he woke up, ‘ with thorns in his eyes’  as he describes it. The exact same start to his illness 2 weeks ago.

The paediatric allergist did blood and skin tests 2 years ago. Everything came back negative. But what I can’ t remember is whether hayfever and ‘ air’  allergies were tested. Would this have been included? I just can’ t think why he would get conjunctivitis 2 weeks apart. His eyes responded well to the Tobrex, would this then indicate that it was a bacterial infection or can it still be an allergy? I just don’ t know what to do for him anymore? He doesn’ t have a fever and I put some Tobrex in again this morning. Is the conjunctivitis related to other infections or should I maybe take him to an ophthalmologist? Or is it also related to the cilia?

He was doing so well this year until he had bronchitis and then after that a new infection almost weekly.


Expert's Reply



Your son would have been tested for both environmental allergens and food allergies when he had allergy tests 2 years ago.Going on the results of these tests he is not an allergic child. It seems that he has another eye infection. This could again be due to an Adenovirus infection. It would be best to ask an ophthalmologist to see him.

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