Goopy eyes

Carmela - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 13 mo. old son has been teething his 1st set of molars which have been painful although he has never had a fever with it. Yesterday he started a low grade fever that has continued thru today. I chalked it up to teething since he did not have any other symptoms but today he has a runny nose, some congestion, and very yellow goopy eyes. Any ideas for something that I can put in them or on them to help with this? I try to go natural if I can before trying meds but if that's what it takes I'm game. This is miserable for both of us ;o(

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User - posted on 01/21/2010

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we had problems when my little man was only a couple of months old, we used breast milk in a syringe to help, it reduced the goop but ended up with drops from the docs. Also we wer told that by lightly massaging the tear ducts it helps? we used a piece of gauze rinsed in warm salt water and just lightly wiped from the corner out twice for each eye a few times a day which helped change the gause each wipe. hope this may be of some help? not got the back teeth through here yet!

Carmela - posted on 01/19/2010

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Yes, it seems I never get responses when I post something yet others get millions of responses, hmmmmm. Anyway thanx so much for your advice I had wondered about Saline solution but not about making a mild salt water solution even though I do this for gargling for sore throat etc. And the breastmilk is good to remember too, I am still nursing.
It turned out to be pink eye and I began treating him with Similasan Pink eye relief homeopathic drops, which were hard to get in a 1 yr old's eyes but seemed to be working quite well. We ended up taking him in to the dr. because of the prolonged fever he was running and he is on an antibiotic since his ears looked like they were getting infected too. Poor little guy! Thanx so much for your thought I will remember them for next time we have eye issues!

Angela - posted on 01/19/2010

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I don't know if he is a little bit old but it could just be a clogged tear duct and they pretty much clear up on their own. You can bath the eye with warm water starting from the inside corner moving out. You can also try making your own saline to rinse it out by boiling 4 cups of water to 1tsp of salt for at least five minutes and then letting it cool to room temp. I also tried using breast milk 3 to four times a day because of the natural antibodies in it (if you are breastfeeding that is). Hope some of these suggestions help you out. Best of luck and I hope your son feels better soon!

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