My 3 month old son just started having a water eye with goobers in it. It gets lots of gunk in it, and it usually gets stuck in his eyelashed.
I noticed tonight now after his bath and after I had cleaned it with a warm facecloth that the eyelid is red where the crease of his eyelid is.
Just curious if any of you know some home remedies that might work for clearing it up... I've heard Breast Milk if you're BFing, but wonder if it'll really ACTUALLY work? Guess I'm kind of skeptical.
If it doesn't clear by Tuesday with the BM I'm going to take him to the Dr.
It is "sticky eye"/"the early stages of conjunctivitis". My LO has had it at about 3 weeks and then again this week.
From talking To GP/pharmacist/HV (and from experience of both sets clearing up), THE best thinyork do is irrigate with cooled boiled water. I soak a cottonwool pad in the water and dribble into his eye. Can use a wet pad (once, not repeatedly) to gently wipe down across the eyelid to remove gunk. Take care that any irrigation water runs AWAY from the infected eye (very infectious, can easily spread to the other eye).
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