Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: KB | 2009-06-23

Q.

Pink eye / conjenctivitus

I think my LG (2 yrs old) has pink eye or conjectivitus. She had some stuff coming out of her eye on Friday, but it stopped after Saturday, but her one eye is red. We got ointment to put in her eye over the counter, but it still looks a little red. But we only put it in like once a day. I don' t really want to take her to the doctor again (I' m there almost every 2nd week). Can I wait like another day or two just to see if the ointment starts to work? What do you suggest?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You need to use the ointment at least twice a day. If your little girl's eye is not better by tomorrow you will have to take her back to the doctor.

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