Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)

Symptoms of conjunctivitis include redness of sclera (white part of the eye) and inner eyelids and a watery discharge (not from crying). It is caused by a virus and commonly accompanies colds. When a bacterial infection occurs, the dis­charge becomes yellow and the eyelids are matted together after sleeping. This infection requires antibiotic eyedrops even if the eyes are not red.

Viral conjunctivitis usually lasts 4-7 days. Bacterial conjunctivitis usually clears up within 72 hours with proper treatment. In both cases, the condition is conta­gious and the child should use her own washcloth and towel.

HOME CARE:

  • Keep the face and eyelids clean
  • Irrigate with warm (not hot) water every 1-2 hours the child is awake

  • CALL YOUR DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:
  • Your child is under 1 month old
  • The eye has been red for more than 2 days
  • A yellow discharge develops
  • Your child's vision is blurred
  • The eyelids become matted together with pus

CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF:

  • The eyelids are red or swollen
  • The eyes are constantly tearing or blinking
  • Your child complains of pain in the eyes
  • Your child looks or acts very sick

 

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Toledo, Ohio 43623
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