Posted by: Pamela | 2007/12/06


terible eye infection

hi Guys

My baby has yellow discharge in her eyes, its terrible i have to wipe them out every 2 minutes, what is wrong and should i take her to the doctor?
i only wipe them with a cotton wool

Expert's Reply



This sounds like an extremely severe eye infection in your baby. It is important to take her to your doctor for treatment. In the meantime clean her eyes with a dilute salt solution. Use a quarter teaspoon salt in a cup of boiled and cooled water and wipe her eyes twice daily using clean cotton wool swabs.

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Posted by: Michy | 2009/01/18

My daughter (8) has had a red starburst with a white pimple-like infection (?) on her eye for two days. We don' t know what this is and whether she should go to the Dr or not. It doesn' t hurt but is very itchy.


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Posted by: J | 2007/12/07

Hi Pam,

Unfortunately can't remember and to check over weekend and only let you know on monday is just not on. Ask your pharmacist - I know it is a small tube and writen on it in blue it says 'eye ointment'.

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Posted by: Pamela | 2007/12/07

hi J

can you please give me the name of the medicyne?


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Posted by: J | 2007/12/07

Dip the cotton wool in salt water (luck warm) and always wash from the outside towards the nose. My baby had the same in one eye. It can actually cause pain if the eyelids get stuck together when the puss dry. You can get an ointment from the pharmacy that will work in two days and save on doctor's costs. I took my baby to doctor and paid R450 just to get a S2 (over the counter) ointment that costed R15!!!! and worked like a bomb!!

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