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    Default Conjunctivitis in a toddler?

    Hi all

    As in the subject, my 19mth old had conjunctivitis and I'm wondering how to treat it?



    When she was a bub we squirted breast milk to help clear it up - what can I do now she's older??

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    Same again Breastmilk in eye or cooled boiled water.

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    BM or saline are both the bomb

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    If neither of those work, you can now get Chlorsig drops or ointment over the counter from your local pharmacy. I have had to use Chlorsig on DD as nothing else was working.
    They are $12.95.

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    Conjunctivitis usually requires antibiotics and/or prescribed eye drops. Its the only thing that has ever worked in clearing up it for my kids.

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    yep boobie milk!

    there are three types of conjunctivitis : bacterial, viral and allergic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather72 View Post
    If neither of those work, you can now get Chlorsig drops or ointment over the counter from your local pharmacy. I have had to use Chlorsig on DD as nothing else was working.
    They are $12.95.
    what she said. The last lot my 2 littlies had, BM didn't help.

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    yup babe - even use some of your contact lense cleaner on a sponge to wash her eyes
    and def keep her away from other kids- very contagious!!!

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    I used saline solution to clean out the eyes, make sure they are completely clean before using BM or Chlorsig. If the BM doesn't work I got Chlorsig drops and cream. The drops are ok during the day but the cream overnight really knocks it on the head. It cleared up in 2 days for us.

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    Just letting you know too that Chlorsig is available over the counter now, used to be script only. Hope it clears up soon for you.

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    Thanks ladies. I'll get onto the saline and drops tomorrow.

    Should I steer clear of Playgroup??

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    yep... sorry!

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    isolation time hun- sorry!!
    bah humbug
    and it might be worth starting to squirt some booby juice in Mr X's eyes now - may stop him contracting it!
    also keep on washing Ms I's hands everytime she rubs her eyes as it spreads easy through touch!!!
    hang in there hun

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    Sigh, ok det!! I'm supposed to be going out to mum and dad's after... Now I'm thinking maybe not... Don't want to infect my niece...

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