Unless the symptoms are severe. Drops aren't neccesarily needed. I was told drops won't clear the infection any after than washing the eyes with cotton wool and cooled boiled water (new ball of cotton wool for every wipe and eye obviously).
My son has Autism so getting drops in his eyes would be a nightmare now. He has had it twice. Once when he was a baby and we used drops but the doctor said they weren't really needed and the second one cleared by cleaning with water!
It's only the one eye and it's not too severe although I'm not a HCP.
Thanks Shooting il give it a shot. DD doesn't have SEN but she's ridiculous when it comes to anything medical. It used to be just to be just as bad to give her, her inhaler.
She was a neonatal baby I blame that for her complete hysteria over anything medical. She's stronger then she looks I've just had to half sit on her and hold her face still to administer it while she screamed.
We use euphrasia tincture from helios pharmacy. Drops in warm water and bathr eyes...my dd lays back in my arms and relaxes! All better in a couple of days. Wonderful stuff...not called eyebright for nothing!
This is going to sound really weird but a cool damp teabag to either wipe her eye or leave on it as a sort of eye mask can be really helpful. My Dad is a retired optician and swears the tannin in tea really help with conjunctivitis or stys. Hope she soon feels better.
Just wanted to say thank you to the poster who suggested applying while they're sleeping! DH and I have spent the last two days feeling awful and getting so stressed having to hold down our screaming squirming 16 month old DS to get the drops in (it's been a two person job!)...after reading this thread we waited till he fell asleep tonight and applied them without him even stirring! Genius!