Caden has been getting a lot of eye boogers in one eye. Is it an eye infection and should I be worried?
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Elizabeth - posted on 11/02/2008
is it really goopy ecspecially in the morning? is it running? my sons eye was like that and it wouldnt go away, it didnt seem to be bothering him but it was runny in the morning and the boogers were a bit green. i just got some eye drops from the doctor and it cleared up in a few days
Amber - posted on 11/02/2008
If you are breastfeeding (this sounds weird I know) but drop a few drops of breast milk into his eye. There is something in the breast milk that does wonders! I have used this cure for conjunctivitis. It won't hurt if you use this AND the meds the DR gave you. I have used this on all 3 of my girls and my sister in law has used it on all 4 of her boys. Hope this helped! Let me know if you have tried this and if it worked for you.
Laura - posted on 10/24/2008
Thanks for all the advice! I took Caden to the Dr. today and it turns out he has a little case of conjunctivitis and a cold. They gave me meds and told me to monitor him. So we will be returning to the Dr. on Monday for another check-up.
Theres only one problem now, I think Im getting it. =(
Cindy - posted on 10/24/2008
My daughter has the same thing when she was a baby. It could be an infection or just a cold in the eye. Dr. told me to massage from the inside corner down across the under part of that eye every so often to help relieve the build up. You can also put a warm cloth to it.
Danielle - posted on 10/24/2008
my daughter had goopy eye probably about 5 times in her first year of life.
and every time i worried about it, every time we went in to see the doc she said the same thing, it was a blocked duct, i put a warm damp cloth over her eye for a few minutes and then carefully massaged under her eye on the inside corner. it would clear up and come back and clear up and come back. she's 16 monthd old now and has been goop free for at least 4 months. :)
Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2008
My youngest daughter had a problem like that when she was about 4 months old. It wasn't a virus or infection, our family doc suggested warm-water compress with a clean washcloth, and it went away in a couple of days. Definitely keep an eye on it though!
Erin - posted on 10/24/2008
my son had that, mention it to your doctor but if the white of the eye looks normal (ie not red) its probably a clogged tear duct. my doc told me to clean them out with a warm, wet cotton ball, and to gently massage the tear duct with my pinky finger. the massage was key, after a few months of doing it consistently it cleared up on its own,
Melanie - posted on 10/23/2008
Could it possibly be a clogged tear duct? That will cause some goopiness and crust around the eye. Ask your doctor if they think that's a possibility. If that's the case, they'll show you how to "milk" the tear duct. Most of the time it will clear itself up by the time they are 1, depending on how thick the membrane is that is keeping the tear duct shut.
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