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"My son's eyes have become reddish and it itches. Tests carried out says it's viral infection but it's not cleared after series of medications. What should I do please? Find attached a photo of the eyes "

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    A Invalid date year old male asked:
    6 months ago
    My son's eyes have become reddish and it itches. Tests carried out says it's viral infection but it's not cleared after series of medications. What should I do please? Find attached a photo of the eyes
    Dr. Babalola I answered:
    6 months ago
    Good evening. How long has this been going on? Any family history of allergy? Before the eyes became reddish in colour, has he been experiencing recurrent itching with someone brownish discolouration of his eyes.
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    A Invalid date year old male asked:
    6 months ago
    It's been over a year now. Though sometimes the redness decreases but it never went back to normal. There's no family history of eye infection (both paternal and maternal). One particular test even return a bacterial infection result. Thanks
    Dr. Babalola I answered:
    6 months ago
    For a duration this long, what your son has is most likely a vernal conjuctivitis. This is a form allergic conjuctivitis. It often run a chronic course, with potential to recur or never fully resolve. And yes, it can be secondarily infected. The first step is to see this for what it is, a chronic allergic condition. Identifying likely precipitants and avoiding them will go a long way in helping your son to recovery. Depending on his age, he may outgrow the condition but before then, it is important that he is seen regularly by an ophthalmologist to monitor for and prevent complications.
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    A Invalid date year old male asked:
    6 months ago
    Thank you doctor. Can you please recommend a good ophthalmologist in Akure or its environs? Or is there a medication that can expedite treatment?
    Dr. Babalola I answered:
    6 months ago
    You're most welcome sir. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the practice in that area. You may be able to obtain a referral to an ophthalmologist via Kangpe. Regrettably, such drugs cannot be prescribed over this platform. And it is actually not advisable to keep using the drug without periodic follow up with an ophthalmologist.
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