Monday, October 20, 2014


We are forced to stay at home over the last weekend. 
doing her school homework.
Little One had contacted conjunctivitis a few days ago. I noted her right eye was slightly swollen and her eyelid turned pink. She woke up from with yellowish sticky discharge in her eye. I brought her to the doctor and it was diagnosed as conjunctivitis. She was given eyedrop and a medication to stop itchiness. The medication and consultation fee cost S$40 which is rather expensive.
For 3 consecutive days, we do not see major improvement with her condition. Her eyelid remains pink and there is still yellowish discharge. Hence, she had to miss out her cousin's birthday party. She was pretty upset about this but we got her some pieces of "old school cakes" to cheer her up. I was pretty worried she would not be able to attend her school concert which is coming this week. She had been practising and is very excited about it.  Fortunately, her eye recovered today.

Little One had a bad habit of rubbing her eyes especially when she is tired. I have constantly warn her that germs would get into her eyes if she would not stop the habit. It was shown in this case that my advice had fallen into deaf ears.

Some "old school cakes" to cheer her up
Tips for Staying out of the way of conjunctivitis.
Probably, I should not say tips since I have not successfully prevented Little One from getting conjunctivitis but.conjunctivitis is contagious. These steps will prevent further spread of the germs.
  • Encourage the child to keep a good habit of not rubbing or touching the eyes with the hand. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Wash discharge with clean towels. Wash the towels and your hands with warm water and soap after using.
  • Wash your bed linen and towels in hot water and detergent.
  • Don't wearing eye make-up.
  • Do not share eye make-up with anyone.
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses. Throw away disposable lenses and clean extended-wear lenses and all eyewear cases.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as unwashed towels and glasses.
  • Wash your hands after applying the eye drops to your eye or your child's eye.
  • Do not use eye drops that were used for an infected eye in a non-infected eye.


  1. Ugh. I remember having this as a kid - very unpleasant. Hope Little One is feeling better each day!

    1. Yes, Sue, she had recovered! Thank you for your concern!


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