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To see the full article, log in or purchase access. Tetracycline and erythromycin ointments have been considered to be acceptable alternatives for preventing gonococcal ophthalmia. Is it a little frightening that your child will be treated for diseases he'll probably never be at risk for? They don't seem to notice it though it probably makes their vision a little blurrier than it already is at birth. Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.
Thus, the CPS continues to promote universal prophylaxis for neonatal gonococcal ophthalmia, in addition to routine prenatal screening for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatisand treatment of identified infections during pregnancy. Free E-newsletter Subscribe to Housecall Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics. Babies born by c-section are still at risk for neonatal conjunctivitis if there was any vaginal rupture of membranes prior to delivery.
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Retired statements are removed from the website. There are several other reasons a baby might develop eye discharge in the first few weeks of life, including a rare allergic reaction to erythromycin.
So, some ointment will have little impact on any visual component of bonding. Most schools, however, require kids to be up-to-date on vaccines before they're allowed to attend. Continue reading from January 15, Previous: Infants with established gonococcal disease require additional investigation and therapy in consultation with a specialist in paediatric infectious diseases.