So since Brooke was born she's had sticky eyes. Midwife told me it was just blocked tear ducts. Didn't really say how long this would last but her eyes seem to be getting worse. I saw health visitor who said this could last upto a year and just to keep cleaning them =/ anyone elses LO suffer from this? Is it normal or should I take her to the doctor?
Oakley has gunky eyes too. I bathe them morning and night with cotton wool and baby wipe them through the day doctors and midwives are never worried, neither am I but it'd be nice if they could make it better
He had it in one eye up until he was 6 months. She tried about 3 different doctor prescribed creams and they either made no difference or made it worse. Then suddenly at 6 months it cleared up - she had just moved into her own house as well. At her parents there was a cat - which someone suggested could have made a difference, but now he is at his Grandparents a lot and it has never come back. I think she used to wipe his eyes in the morning/night and whenever needed with warm, damp cotton wool. One wipe per cotton ball otherwise it can apparently spread the infection worse.
Hmm. I am in 2 minds whether to go the doctors then. I use warm cotton wool to clean them. I wipe once then bin and then a clean one for the other eye. You're right using the same can pass on infection apparently Well that's what health visitor said...but she doesn't have an infection? Ehh confusing! She always seem to be worse in the morning like when we get sleep in our eyes, but hers is defo gunk. FX it goes soon. I do have a cat but her eyes were like that before we bought her home.
Use a clean, warm cloth. I've heard breastmilk can help too?
It's really common, because babies' tear ducts aren't fully developed yet. After 12 months they can do a procedure to fix it, but it usually clears up on its own by 6 months. If it goes green, it could be infected and you should see a doctor.
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