Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom | 2011/09/23

Q.

please help us,

hi Doc, my one month old tears are not clear. I notice when they dry out that they are yellowish. Even the eye dirt is a bit yellow. This only started yesterday. He currently has a cold....i dont know if that has anything to do with it. Please advice

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby seems to have developed an eye infection. Wipe his eyes at least twice a day with a dilute salt water solution.The solution is prepared using a quarter of a teaspoon salt in a cupful of boiled and cooled water.Use clean cotton wool wipes for each eye and wipe fom the nose side of his eyes outwards.If his eyes are not better by Monday, 26 September he should be seen by your doctor or clinic nurse.

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