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Good day, actually my 5 months old daughter's right eye often spills drops of water and she tries to rub it when it becomes wet. As we observed she does not feel or show any problem in looking around far or near, like we have not seen her closing her eyes half way or feel uncomfortable recognizing us from reasonable distance or from near. Can we do something about it or should we consult a doctor and if so which doctor to consult, an eye specialist or any pediatrician. Your best advice will be highly appreciated.

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Rizwan

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Slight watering of one or both eyes is normal in infants. Gently massage the sides of the nose from above downwards several times. Repeat this three to four times daily. The  watering should stop gradually If there is no other problem you need not worry,

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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by familyfriendlysites.com/, healthdirectorymoz.com/Child-Health/ and medindia.net.

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