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Conjunctivitis in 20 month year old

(7 Posts)
Theonlyoneiknow Mon 03-Mar-14 10:36:42

Does anyone know if you can buy over the counter eye drops for this age?

I hate to bother the health centre but the nursery won't let her back unless she has eye drops (so fustrating as the GPs always say it is better to let it go on it's own, drops aren't necessary and wiping with cooled boiled water is fine - they get very irritated with the nurseries policy on this).

I do have an old bottle of eye drops from her last episode but they were opened months ago and it says do not use after 28 days. I could always empty it out but not sure what I would put in it instead (IYSWIM).

Gah, it's so annoying because her conjunctivitis isn't viral, she didn't catch it from anyone else but because she has been wiping snot in her eyes!

BeaWheesht Mon 03-Mar-14 10:42:40

Pharmacies can give you it if she's had it for 3+ days, I think nurseries usually say they need to have been on the eye drops for 24 hours before they'll have them back.

Don't suppose you're still breast feeding? Breast milk works wonders.

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 03-Mar-14 10:45:30

Sadly not, I stopped at 14 months!

Our nursery is very strict with the 24hrs rule and won't let her back unless she has drops which goes against the health authority advice that kids don't need to be kept off nursery/school if they have it!

Her eye was sticky this morning so we cleaned it up but am expecting a call from the nursery later on (unless they do what they have a habit of doing which is waiting until I pick her up at the end of the day to tell me, by which point it's too late to do anything!)

madamginger Mon 03-Mar-14 11:13:00

Minimum age is 2 years for OTC drops

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 03-Mar-14 11:29:31

Thanks madam, what a pain in the bum!

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 03-Mar-14 17:29:28

Does anyone have any home remedies that might help?

MostlyMama Mon 03-Mar-14 17:32:14

Just keep cleaning it with cooled boiled water and cotton pads. It will go soon

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