Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: CC | 2011-08-31

Q.

What could be a problem

Afternoon, hope u can help me

My daughter is turning 3 Oct. lately she''got teary eyes specially at night so much that in the morning she can''t open her eyes until i wipe her with a damp cloth. what could be wrong,should i be worried?

Thanks Doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like an allergic eye condition called 'allergic conjunctivitis'. Give your daughter an anthistamine syrup such as Allecet 5ml at night. Wipe her eyes twice a day using a dilute salt solution [a quarter teaspoon of salt dissolved in a cup of boiled and cooled water. If her eyes are not better by Monday next week she should be seen by your doctor.

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