Workup and Mgt. There are many causes of conjunctivitis or pink eye in this age group. The cause determines the treatment given. If there is thick mucus, it may be an infection which requires antibiotics. Your physician will consider sending the discharge for cultures. Other symptoms to watch for include elevated temperature, poor feeding, fussiness and cough.
Pink eye. Your newborn's eyes may be irritated by the drops that were instilled in his eyes when he was born. The eyes should clear up without medication. However, if condition persists see your pediatrician.