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Baby Shampoo Pink Eye
Yes and No: At one point, it was thought that cleaning your eyelids with diluted baby shampoo was a good treatment option for blepharitis, a condition that can lead to red, irritated eyes. However, today's thinking is that baby shampoo is not as gentle as once thought to be, and blepharitis should really be treated with otc lid scrubs. ...Read more
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
A good rule of thumb: In a one week old , eye drops should only be prescribed by ophthalmologist or baby's physician! just because someone has pink eye, or looks like it, using somebody's script can potentially damage the eyes especially those with steroids . Be cautious and be smart. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes --- but!: While "pink eye" is a very common cause of redness of the eye, there are other possibilities and you should not be taking a risk with a 3 month old. See your pediatrician to get this evaluated and hopefully there are no other problems. If you have already used the tobramycin, it should do no harm but there is a possibility that some other treatment is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor. It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions ( scratches to the eye). ...Read more
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness. ...Read more
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has lots of green eye discharge and watery eyes but eyes are not pink/red. She has a cold and rubs eyes. Pink eye? Polymicin?
Not likely...: It is typical for a newborn's eye color to change over time. The permanent eye color is not set until at least 9 months of age. If your child has a light colored skin, the eyes are often a blue or bluish-grey color. Things change as more pigment is produced in the iris. Likely there is just a slight variation that should equalize. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more
For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?
June had sinus infect. Red in right eye?had eyes dialited, eyes fine. when turn head to left,right eye solid light red corner of eye, than red lines.
Again, more info: needed to help you especially after you said your exam was normal by your eye doctor. Was this an ophthalmologist or optometrist? If you weren't satisfied, you need to get a second opinion from an ophthalmologist to identify what your redness in your conjunctiva is from, or if it's allergy related, contact lens related, or other? We need more info to help you further.Please resubmit with the info, ...Read more