she wakes up with eyes crusted shut?!! Any ideas what it is?

Claudia - posted on 04/17/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is of coure 15 months. Today is the second morning in a row shes woken up screaming with her eyes crusted shut. I took a warm wet cloth with baby shampoo to them to clean it off but i've had to do it severalt imes throughout the day. It doesnt look like pink eye, that i am aware of because my son had that eye problem and u could tell it was pink eye. So i am almost sure i would know if it was pink eye. What im looking for is any tips as to what could be making her eyes crust up and medicine i can give her. It's the weekend and I have already called her pediatricians answering service but they dont start taking calls of weekends until 10am.

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Holly - posted on 04/17/2010

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could be a couple of things. my son had this problem at around 6 months old. we put non-chemical eye drops into his eyes before he went to bed to help them stay moist throughout the night. or, could possibly be allergies, which will need medicane to get better. hope that helps, if even just a little!

Melanie - posted on 04/17/2010

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I would boil some water, let it cool considerably, and use a sterile cotton ball to clean the eye. You always wipe from the inside of the eye towards the exterior.

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Hazel - posted on 04/18/2010

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Sounds like conjunctivitis to me. My little one had it and the doctor gave me some eye drops and it cleared up in no time.

Claudia - posted on 04/17/2010

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Thanx for the tips. Doc called a bit on the late side and suggested I try everything you said and also use a humidifier. Got some benadryl today and am trying all of the suggestions. Hopefully it will make for a better morning for her tomorrow.

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