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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
No: Over-the-counter eye drops are not formulated for babies. If your child has redness of the eyes, drainage, or other eye symptoms, call your doctor. It may be a bacterial infection, a virus, a blocked tear duct or allergy related, but your doctor can determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Same as for 2: Many babies will have a transient yellowing in the white of their eyes the first week after birth as their body learns to metabolize bilirubin. If this is what you are seeing & it is worsening, the baby needs to be evaluated. If your baby is older & the yellow is new, the baby needs to be seen to see what the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more
From childbirth: Often the pressure built up during the process of childbirth will cause small burst blood vessels in the white part of the eye in both the mother and the infant. This is totally benign and will resolve usually within a few weeks. If there is yellow discharge as well or crusting or it gets worse or doesn't clear, show your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is glow in the dark stickers safe on infant eyes?, especially that i intend to stick them on the ceiling.
No problem: There is no danger from glow in the dark stickers. ...Read more
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