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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Marsh | 2005/01/06

Q.

Child's red eyes, when sick. PLEASE HELP ASAP

Dear Doc

Please help I have this problem with my 2yr old son. When ever he gets sick(flu) he's eyes turn red and it seems like it also itches... I will take him to the doctor and she'll give me some thing or his eye.. it'll clear up but when he gets sick again it will be red and itchy again. I have also notice that some times when he's sick and on medication it will turn even more red and itchy ...
Could he be arlergic to something in the medication or could it be something else? Where can I take him to get test done and what test do you recommend? Where do I start? An eye specialist or what???
PLEASE HELP AS THIS IS REALLY STARTING TO STRESS ME OUT

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Many viral infections are associated with red and ithcy eyes. Allergic reactions usually occur in the absence of other illness and I would not be concerned at present.

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