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Would they give an antibiotic for a swollen eye?

a friend on facebook posted a picture of her 2 year old daughter with a gigantic swollen red eye. she said a bug bit her while she was sleeping and they took her to the er. the er gave her antibiotics? wouldn't they give some kind of allergy medicine for that, if anything?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Dec. 23, 2013 in Kids' Health

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Answers (12)
  • If it caused a bacterial infection,yes
    They usually won't mess around with such a vulnerable area
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:06 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • If the bug bite got infected, or it was an open wound that could get infected... Little kids have crappy germy hands, and touch their eyes all the time...
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 1:28 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Antibiotics would be useless unless it was caused by a bacterial infection.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • That last answer was me.  Not sure why it is anon, sorry about that.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 1:07 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • I depends on if it actually was a bug or another cause.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:14 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Ask her the name of the Prescription & look it up to see what it really is. Maybe she's just wrong.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:16 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • My DS son is allergic to Mosquitos, and over the summer when he got bit by a few, the doctor gave him a steroid and an antibiotic just as a precaution. He had a large swollen knot about the size of a baseball possibly bigger. So it's possible.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:27 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Eyes are nothing to mess around with. If they could not find an actual bug bite then they would err on the side of caution and give and antibiotic.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • BTW, if they gave an antibiotic for her eye, it most likely would be a liquid in an eye dropper like for Pink Eye.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:34 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • I would have asked if it was infected. I really do not know if a bug bite needs antibiotics.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 3:47 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

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