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Infection in right eye
My baby is 11 days old .water is coming out of her right eye and as a result stick liquid gets concentrated in her right eye only.the problem is persisting since past 2 days.she is unable to open her right eye.although she dosen't cries because of that liquid but the problem is increasing day by day. Also there is swelling in her right eye only. Kindly suggest any eye drop or other medication .we dont know whether it is infection or due to cold or something else.
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Your child seems to have a nasolacrimal duct blockage.it is small tube at lower middle corner of eye that drains tears into nose .You remember how whenever we cry our nose also starts watering.this duct gets blocked in children -newborns very frequently.lack of proper drainage leads to infection. First boil cotton gauze in water and use it to clean eye moving from centre to sideways. Use tobramycin eye drops 6 times a day one drop everytime. Then learn eye massage or nasolacrimal duct massage from your pediatrician or eye specialist. NLD massage is done by pressing the middle most and lower part to eye and moving your little finger from up to down towards nose. It's done in a rotatory motion and even if you are not able to do it well,then the symptoms will be releved
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learn nasolacrimal duct massage.
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do duct massage before every feeding session
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Hello there.  I can understand your concern.  You do not need to use any eye drops or anything. Just clean the fluid gently with a lukewarm water. Consult a ophthalmologist in person for further evaluation and management.  Without seeing we cannot prescribe anything because of her age. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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