Applying Eye Drops or Ointment

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How do I give my child eye drops?

Applying Eye Drops or Ointment

To treat your child with eye drops or ointment, have your child sit or lie down, and tilt his head backward. Gently pull down his lower eyelid to form a small pocket. Insert the drops, or squeeze a thin strip of ointment onto a guaze pad and apply. Have your child shut her eyes for a minute to allow the drops to be absorbed. Always wipe the ointment tube with alcohol after using to prevent re-infection.



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