How do you deal with a one month old baby with pinkeye... i need some help!!!

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Schyla - posted on 08/18/2010

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if you use a gaze pad to clean the eyes off it will make for easier clean up, and we were told to get a bowel of warm water put a few drops of baby shampoo in the bowel and dip the gaze pad and wipe the eyes and throw the gaze pad out and use a fresh one for ever swipe.

Karen - posted on 08/18/2010

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i'm assuming you've been to the doctor and have been prescribed drops....other then doing the drops prescribed by the doctor, there's not much else to do...make sure you don't miss doses of the drops and be sure to take them for the whole time you're supposed to - the eye will look much better after just one or two doses. use a warm wash cloth to clean any "crusties" from the eye if you need to , and if they're really stuck, just let the cloth set for a minute to loosen it up before wiping away. clean your hands well and often so that you and baby don't just keep passing it to each other. gl!

User - posted on 08/21/2010

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neosporne or antibiotic ointment near the outside corner of the eye should clear this up

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I put socks on her hands and changed the socks every hour. you go through a lot of socks but it helps with keeping the hands clean. oh and give the baby the medicine that the doctor gave you for it.
good luck and god bless

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Linda - posted on 08/21/2010

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Erin Heywood is a wise woman,,if ur still breastfeeding clean his eye with breastmilk,,then apply the gel the Dr prescribed..

Dora - posted on 08/18/2010

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Make sure you get the gel. It is not the funnest thing to use but is works fast. My son had pink eye when he was 2 months old. The doctor prescribed the gel NOT the drops and it worked wonders. Also use a warm wash cloth throughout the day and wipe your baby's eyes gently. Use a fresh wash cloth for each eye and every time you wipe. Also keep changing the crib sheets or whatever your baby sleeps on.

Karen - posted on 08/18/2010

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i know how you feel, my son had it at 7 weeks and it's no fun at all! i caught it very early (i looked after a little girl that had it so i was on my guard) therefore gage's drops made it look better after the second set...however, it's not uncommon for it to take a couple of days to begin to look better. try to keep him out of sunlight too or put sunglasses on him - my son's eyes (eventually he had it in both eyes) were very sensitive to sunlight until they cleared up. hang in there, it'll get much better soon!

Dariela - posted on 08/18/2010

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thanks karen that is so helpful and yes he when to the doctors and got some meds but his eyes is red and big and my hubby keeps telling me that the meds are working by the way his eyes looks :( it hurts me to see him in pain and his big red eye

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