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Posted by: Mia | 2007/03/26

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sticky, watery eyes

My 16-month old gets "sticky" eyes every now and then, and the doctors suspect an allergy (one said he also has a post nasal drip). One doctor gave an PROHIST (or something in that line), it made him sleep better, but didn't cure the eyes. The other doctor said it wasn't strong enough, gave Celestamine, which cleared it, but about a week later the "infection" was back. At the moment his eyes "tear" the whole day, with yellow stuff coming out now and then. I don't feel comfortable going back and forth to the same doctors, with no real solution. What do you suggest? Isn't there something (antihistamine, etc) that he can use on a regular basis?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The problem sounds like blocked tear ducts. Please have your child seen by an eye specialist, there are experts at all the large teaching hosptals in South Africa.

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Posted by: gina | 2007/03/26

Hi there my child had something similar and i used saline solutiion on some cotton wool to clean the eye and it worked

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