A eye infection or what?

Lucy - posted on 10/03/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My newborn is a week old, and her left eye leaks out yellowish gunky stuff, it dries up when she sleeps and then she can't open his eye when she wakes up. I have to moisten her eye constantly and wipe the gunky stuff off . After doing this it builds up again. I don't know what she has going on with her eye, but it bothers me a lot.

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Anays - posted on 10/04/2013

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If her eye isn't red and she doesn't seem fussy or in pain... Then more than likely her lacrimal duct is obstructed. Happened to my first born

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/04/2013

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Is her eye a bright red color? If so it could be conjunctivitis (pink eye), but I've never heard of a newborn coming down with that.

Your best bet is to get her in with the doctors so that they can make sure what's going on and give you a good treatment method.

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