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Baby has conjunctivitis - What do I do?

(8 Posts)
Helpmothonmybed Tue 08-Nov-16 20:17:09

Tried googling it and just managed to scare myself regarding possible complications so had to stop. How should I deal with it?

lightcola Tue 08-Nov-16 20:21:06

Are you breast feeding? Breast milk squeezed into the eye is a great way to cure it.

tissuesosoft Tue 08-Nov-16 20:22:16

Warm boiled water with a tiny of salt on a cotton pad- cleared up DD's conjunctivitis very quickly

My2centsworth Tue 08-Nov-16 20:24:08

I was going to say BM too Shane I only found out after I forked out €50 for GP visit but at least I never filled the prescription. BM is magic.

sleepy16 Tue 08-Nov-16 20:47:51

How old is baby? If newborn you need to get a swap because very very rarely it can be dangerous.
Or it could be a blocked tear duct which will mostly clear up on its own.
But either way you need to get baby looked at.

DollopofTrollop Tue 08-Nov-16 20:53:34

Please say your are BF !!!! We had loads of this ... Quick squirt in the eye sorts it quickly xxx

Helpmothonmybed Tue 08-Nov-16 21:26:40

Baby is almost 8 months. I can manage breastmilk I think. Will have a go tomorrow although I imagine it being a messy process.

hanban89 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:54:01

Speak to your pharmacist. They gave me drops for my little ones eyes about the same age which worked. Also cleaned them with cooled boiled water and salt.

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