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Why There Is Tear Up And Get Crusty In Newborn Baby Eye
Send us a photo: Your baby's eyes are a lot like yours. A close up might cause a little pain--put the flash in your face--but won't do lasting damage. ...Read more
Supportive care: I agree and would like to add that supportive care, warm compresses and gentle massage of the area where the lower eye lid meets the nose will help. If there is a lot of discharge, a topical antibiotic may be needed. Bring this to the attention of your pediatrician during your next appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blocked tear ducts: The most common causes of sticky eyes in newborns are either blocked tear ducts (that drain tears from the eyes to the nose) or conjunctivitis (an infection of the skin lining the inside of the eyelids and the outside of the white of the eye). Blocked tear drains eventually open on their own in most children by 1 year of age, but see an eye doctor to determine the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible tear block: Obstruction of the tear flow "plumbing" into the nose occurs in about 2-3 % of newborns. This mostly will self correct but can lead to stagnation and occasionally infection in the inner corner of the eye. If this persists, see a pediatric ophthalmologist for techniques to improve this and possible correction if persistent. ...Read more
My newborn has a very watery eye and a lot of gunk commin from tear duct, but no redness or sign of irritation, what should I do?
It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse, what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?
No go to doctor: Most eye infection in children are viral. There is no treatment for this. With that said, newborns are more separable to bacterial infection. These are serious and can cause significant eye problems. Other causes of apparent "eye infection" can be up blocked tear duct. Your newborn must be examined promptly. ...Read more
Newborn jaundice bili 20 at its highest 1st wk of birth. All was taken care of and now a month later bili 12 still yellow tears, eyes. Is this normal?
Yes: "jaundice" can hang around at low levels for about a month. As long as baby is gaining weight and eating well, we watch and wait. If it is getting worse or persists another 1-2 weeks then you need to have the baby seen. Usually we just wait and all resolves with no long term problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.
Should be seen: Swelling of the eye can be a periorbital infection, less likely is eye allergy . Especially with only one eye involved and with swelling as you describe. If the area around the eye is red, hot or becoming more swollen you need immediate medical attention for your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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