Neither remedies worked for my 10yr old, after coming in from outside rubbing his eye. I discovered he had a cherry eye. He eventually came down with another cherry eye within a year. I can only contribute it to some type of bacteria in the soil that got into the nasal or eye duct passages. I have to clean his eyes faithfully every morning to soften the gook from his eyes with a clean soft paper towel wetted down with distilled water, then use a tick comb to clean the gook gently away from the top and bottom. I keep hair clipped around the eyes as short as possible.