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Need help son has been diagnosed with vernal keratoconjunctivitis


My son who is aged 2 yrs and 10 months, has been suffering from one eye problem after another since he was around 1 and hald years old.

First we went through a stage where he was developing chalazions in both eyes one after the other. In total he has had 4 chalazions and 2 styes and now is suffering from this allergic conjuctivits which started from Feb 2008 till now.

We successfully treated the chalazions with Homeopathy. however now I've moved back to Sydney and thus far have only had accesss to allopathic treatment for his allergic conjunctivitis. The speacialist ( we've seen about 5 so far) have all just recommended the same steroidal based eyedrop treatment and it doesn't seem to be helping, as the conjucntivitis keeps reoccurring. What we have been advised is that my son's condition will remain with him till he is about 8-10 years old and that we can only hope to control it not cure it.

I'm not happy with that and am hopeful that there is a remedy with Homeopathy. Please help me, i can't handle seeing my beautiful son go through this pain for much longer.

  shalsjbp on 2008-07-03
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take one dose of Nat Mur 10M and wait for get the result at lease a week and repport me..

dr.deoshlok sharma
deoshlok last decade
Thank you Dr Sharma. Have only just found and seen your reply, as my son has had some infection which caused his eye lids to swell up. Its been nearly a week since the infection and the swelling is only going down now. He's been treated with antibiotics.

I will try to get the Nat Mur and will report back to you after a week. Can you please tell me what exatcly does one dose mean? Is it a powder and he's to take it mixed with a little water only one time and observed for a week? I'm sorry if my question is silly, am still new to the practices of Homeopathy.

Kind regards,
shalsjbp last decade
hi there my son was diagnosed with vernal kerato allergic conjuctivites too. If you read this let me know and ill chat to you about how we are going and what help we got. my son is 11 and was diagnosed around 4 years ago so i know what you are going through.
hope to hear from you soon
kerri123 last decade
My 7-yo son has also been diagnosed with vernal keratoconjunctivitis. I would love to talk to anyone who has been through this or is going through this with their kids.

Or to anyone with experience treating it. My son has been on steroid drops 6 times this year and I need to find a healthy alternative!

Anastasia Walsh
naturemama1 9 years ago
Hi. My 10 year old son has a severe case of Vernal Conjunctivitis. He has had it for nearly 3 years now and is very dependent on steroids. Pred Forte. He has a number of different drops everyday, antihistamines and requires steroids on a daily basis. More than half the time we can get away with one steroid a day but every now and again he has flare ups and needs up to 3 drops of this a day. We have tried a drop called cyclosporine and that didnt help at all. We regularly go to the ophthalmology department for check ups for his pressure and sight and they don't seem to have any other drops other than this steroid that can help. I am at such a loss at what to do.I feel so helpless and am reaching out to talk to other parents that are going through the same thing as we are. If anyone has any suggestions or advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Amy Necklen
amy1231 6 years ago
Hi Amy1231 and others.
My son too has VKC. 7 years old and he has it for at least two years. His doctor was originally treating it with antibiotics before referring us to a specialists who determined it was VKC. Just like your situation we are on steriods all the time since we met the specialist in August 2015, 10 months ago. The cornea was involved at the stage but thankfully resolved after frequent steriod doses. Currently he is on anitihistame and mast cell stabilizer eye drops, oral antihistamine and eye drop steriods once a day and the steriods drops are increased for flare ups. The flare ups are getting worse and more frequent. I am terrified of these steriod drops but I am informed by the specialist that there is no alternative. My son is missing lots of school. His eye are extremely sore in the morning. He has to stay in a very dark room until he can open his eye. Sometimes he can't open his eye until the afternoon. We have also started immunotherapy, dipigoid. I feel so bad for him, lying in bed for hours in the dark when he should be at school or playing outside. We also go for regular checkups to the specialist but it seems to be me requesting this as I am very worried about the steriod effects. I have been reading about cyclosporine but our specialist has not suggested it yet. How is your child at the moment? Have you tried any other method. It seems to help my son to submerge his face in a basin of water at night and in the morning. We also use sterile water eye drops. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions
Bamby 5 years ago

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