Q. Please suggest some solution for pus covering left lashes of my 2 months old daughter's eye.

Answered by
Dr. Krishna Kumar Agrawal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 29, 2022

Hi doctor,

My daughter is 2 months old. When she was about two weeks old, her left eye looked more swollen than the other. I consulted with a general practitioner, and he said it might have been that she sleeps more on that side, which is why that eye appears swollen. However, when she was four weeks old, one night, when I woke up to feed her, I noticed some pus covered over the lashes of that same eye. I consulted the same friend, and he prescribed tetracycline antibiotic ointment. After using it for a few days, the redness from underneath her eyelid went away, and I never experienced the pus coming from her eye again. But her left eyelids still look swollen, as if someone punched her on it. Please help.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

The symptoms you have described here point towards conjunctivitis of the left eye. It may have decreased now, so no pus is coming from the eye after tetracycline ointment, but some inflammation is still there in the eyelids. It can also be congenital dacryocystitis (blocked tube between the eye and nose). I suggest you consult an ophthalmologist in person and get it checked out. Conjunctivitis should usually resolve with treatment with antibiotic eye ointments and drops, but if it is dacryocystitis, then other treatment modalities are required. Before taking any decision, a thorough examination should be done, so it would be better to get it examined by an ophthalmologist. Please follow up with what the ophthalmologist says.

I hope this helps.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Viral conjunctivitis spreaded from right to left eye. Should I protect my right eye from reinfection?

Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female and have been diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis by a specialist ... It seems from the history that you are having viral conjunctivitis involving both the eyes ......   Read full

Swollen and Puffy Eyes (Bags Under Eyes)

.. result from temporary conditions and maybe a combination of lack of sleep, chronic stress, poor diet, fatigue, etc. Please read the article to know the causes, symptoms, and treatment for bags under the eyes .. ...   Read full

Corneal Ulcer - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

An open sore or defect in the corneal epithelium, along with inflammation, is a corneal ulcer ... Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) - The herpes virus causes repeated sores in the eyes, mouth, and genitals ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Eye Care Ophthalmologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.