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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 3311
Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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my 2 year old has a cold and mucus is coming out of one of

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my 2 year old has a cold and mucus is coming out of one of his eyes, it's puffy and watery but the mucus looks more like what usually comes out of your nose - we think it's conjunctivitis as he has had this before; I am just worried that it's something else or that multiple conjunctivitis infections will affect his eyes permanently
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Sorry about this issue. He could be having infection of sac of tear duct joining eye with nose. This can affect one side, as usually plain conjunctivitis is both sides.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Please get him examined by eye surgeon and get prescription drops or ointment for long term use also.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Getting eye swab culture and antibiotic sensitivity will help.