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ds has green gunk in his eye

(8 Posts)
AwayWithTheFaries Thu 18-Sep-08 13:41:10

hes got a bit of a cold and today his eye has green gunk i only wiped it 5 mins ago and there is more already do i bother with docs or just keep it clean?

Iklboo Thu 18-Sep-08 13:42:04

Prob either go to docs or chemist to get some drops for it. Won't be fun putting them in though

littlelapin Thu 18-Sep-08 13:43:23

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RubySlippers Thu 18-Sep-08 13:45:10

LL - i also call them eye bogeys

it may be the start of conjunctivitis so when you clean it use a separate piece of cotton wool/cloth so you don't pass to the other eye

notnowbernard Thu 18-Sep-08 13:46:18

If you are BF, breast milk is great to clean it with

AwayWithTheFaries Thu 18-Sep-08 13:49:49

sorry should have said hes 3! yes they are like eye bogies yuk! iv got to pop to the chemist later so ill ask them thank you

bellabelly Thu 18-Sep-08 13:51:37

The dr can prescribe some ointment which works brilliantly.

Sycamoretree Thu 18-Sep-08 13:55:51

Are you BFing? I swear to god that tip works.

Doc told me it's not conjunctivitus if their eyeball itself is still white. If eyeball goes red, take him.

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