Pink Eye - Lincoln, NE

Updated on December 28, 2006
K.E. asks from Lincoln, NE
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I have a son, 15 mo old, and he has had pink eye over and over. it will clear up and then a week or two later, it comes back. My doc prescribes these drops to use for the last three times. Now its back again. Noone else in the family is getting it. I'm getting concerned. Any ideas what is causing it or how to stop it?

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answers from Davenport on

This may not be pink daughter had this as well but she is 11 years old...we took her to an eye doc instead of her pediatrition and were told she had an infection caused by an allergy...was given different drops and we have not had a reuccurance for almost 8 months.



answers from Des Moines on

Go see a pediatric ophthalmologist.

My family has a history of bad vision and eye problems so we took our 6 month old in for a check up with a pediatric ophthalmologist. His vision is fine, but we did find out he has a tear duct obstruction or ‘leaky eye’ it’s constantly wet which allows for bacteria to grow. It usually remedies itself, and you can massage the duct to help with the flow, but if not there is a tear duct probing procedure the doctor can do.

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answers from Omaha on

I would take him to either a different pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure what is going on.

I myself have had a chronic infection my left eye for a year now and went to an opthalmologist on Tuesday and found out I have a bad infeciton in it and need medication to clear it up.



answers from Great Falls on

Do you finish all the eye drops? Sometimes an infection will hang on despite everything. My son had strep throat three times last winter. I found out it wasn't going away because, I wouldn't finish the antibiotics. Once I did, it stayed away for good.



answers from Sioux City on

If it is just one eye with pink eye you could do what I am doing right now with my son. I am treating both eyes. Wash your hands right after giving him the drops. Don't stop using the drops until at least 24 hours went by with his eyes clear. Lots of lysol on every thing! Maybe re visit Dr. and see if the eye drops are the right strength. My son's prescription is 1 drop 3x daily and my daughter's is 1 drop 5x daily. Oh, and when you are in school "I see you are a PT student" does he go to childcare or around other children that he could be getting this from?
M. S

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