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Why Does My Baby Have Gooey Eyes
Could be infection : "gooey" eyes could be a sign of infection (conjunctivitis) or it could represent a blocked tear duct. If tears can't drain, it can look like a discharge from the eye. If a tear duct is blocked, you might see a small swelling under the eye, close to the nose. Although your doctor should confirm this diagnosis, some gentle lacrimal massage (under the lower eyelid) may help open up the tear duct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You need to continue to monitor the eyes while awake as long as they stay straight it is probably ok . Ask your pediatrician to check your baby on your next visit. If you have any doubts get the baby examined by an ophthalmologist as a crossed eye in an infant can become a "lazy eye" and not develop connections to the brain correctly leaving the vision pemenantly decreased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye burn: Powder or any other foreign substance that gets in the eye will cause a superficial burn to the eye surface. Fortunately, baby powder is very mild and will not cause any major problems. The best thing to do is try to use an artificial tear drop several times a day if you are able to put drops in the affected eye. This will help make the eye feel better more quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: This is the question you will only get guess answers for. I guess the main variation are dark and blue. The rest are some shades of either. The blue color is believed to be a recessive trait, meaning that it will only penetrate if 2 same genes were to be present, whereas the brown color is dominant, therefore requiring only one gene. The reality, though, often defies the above simple rule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation maybe: Nothing much ( irritation? Irrigate with artificial tears), its the getting in the lungs that's more serious. I know i know, we grew up with talcum powder, and we turned out okay (well, some of us). However these days, use of baby powder is frowned upon due to possible danger of aspiration into the lungs. ...Read more
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