Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tina | 2010/09/22


Eye discharge and constipation

I gave birth to my baby last week Tuesday, he has been having a green eye discharge only on one eye and he was sneezing but not that much, the doctor at hosp said the course was the airconditioner as most babies were sneezing, he also said it will go away, on Monday I realised that the sneezing was getting worse, I took him to the doctor who prescribed Bisolvon mixed with Linctus (2ml 3 times a day). Salex nasal dropspray (2 drops, 2 times a day), Chloramex Eye (apply 4 hourly) and Panado infant (0.5, 3 times a day). Since taking this medication the baby is no longer sneezing and coughing a lot, but the discharge seems to be still coming out, it is getting watery, but it is coming out more. I am getting worried, what should I do? The baby is taking NAN 1 but he is constipated and cries when passing his stool, what can I do to reduce this?

Expert's Reply



This is not as simple as it may seem. It is essential for you to take your baby back to the hospital where he was born or to a doctor or nurse who need to take a sample of the discharge from your baby's eye and send this to the laboratory to find out what germs are causing this infection. This is important because sometimes unusual bacteria such as chlamydia cause this eye infection and the correct eye drops need to be given. Do not give your baby the Bisolvon Linctus as it should not be given to newborn babies. Only use the Salex drops to clear his nose. Change his formula to Lactogen1 as this should help for his constipation.

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Posted by: Juanita | 2010/11/22

My baby had the same problem.since i used salex drops,chhoramex eye or Tobrex and put my baby on infa-care milk my baby was 100% healthy after that.other milk is to strong but try infa care and go see your doctor to give you tobrex if the childs eye is getting worse.Try giving you Child Prune Baby purity in water once a day to get the tummy beter.1teaspoon with 15ml will calm the baby when the tummy works and if your baby is 9weeks try giving only butternut nothing added to will see baby will start sleeping beter and tummy will be child is 10weeks and healthy

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