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What can be used to treat conjunctivitis (popularly called Apolo) in a child of 6yrs?
Apollo is caused by infections (viral and bacteria) and requires adequate treatment by professionals. Please avoid unconventional treatments to avoid irreversible damage to the eyes.
Can my one-month-old baby use chloramphenicol drop and ointment for conjunctivitis has it was prescribed for her at the hospital t...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Chloramphenicol is a broad spectrum antibiotic indicated in both adults and children for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by chloramphenicol susceptible organisms including : Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus haemolyticus, Morax-axenfeld, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species and others. If for any reason you doubt your doctors prescription, it's best you seek clarity from him or her. If you are still not comfortable then take your baby to another hospital. Please note that the doctor who physically examined your baby is in the best position to prescribe medications.