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sticky eye in 3 month old

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Vizzle Thu 11-Jun-09 12:33:18

My dd has had a sticky eye since birth. (I thought at first it might have something to do with her being roughly ventoused out of there...)

She's had antibiotic eye drops, but it came back. HV said not to bother trying that again.

I've wiped breast milk on it, but that didn't work.

Someone told me you had to put the milk in the eye, like drops. Anyone know if that's true? Or anything else I could try?

It doesn't bother her, but I worry about it. Thanks!

bubblagirl Thu 11-Jun-09 15:42:17

just bathe with warm water my ds had this and its blocked tear duct that normally sorts itself out at around 6 mths and it did it had gone by the time he was 8 mths for sure

ilovespinach Thu 11-Jun-09 19:50:56

ds2 had blocked ducts until about 8/9months and I was starting to worry about the amount of drops we were putting into his eyes. What finally worked was massaging the tear ducts - applying gentle pressure and pushing underneath the eye on the outer corner to the inner corner....

good luck

CricketsMum Wed 17-Jun-09 20:41:55

My dd had recurring sticky eye for months. Breastmilk never seemed to work until I accidentally dropped quite a bit directly into her eye. Did seem to work!

bakingcakes Thu 18-Jun-09 09:03:54

see gp for drops - DS had it, spread into both eyes bit red and sore on occasion - esp after sleep, warm previously water with a tiny bit of salt too was good for bathing

meep Thu 18-Jun-09 09:09:47

my 12 wo dd2 still has her sticky eye. Was told not to bother with anti-biotics unless her eye got red and sore. Her eye is mostly gunky - possibly a blocked tear duct.

I was recommended using chamomile tea to bathe the eye as it is soothing.

Bubblagirl - glad you said 8 months - I will stop worrying (and pestering my HV) now grin

Vizzle, if you find a magic cure let me know!

ChopsTheDuck Thu 18-Jun-09 09:15:07

I did ebm like eyedrops, worked for us.

oliverboliverbutt Thu 18-Jun-09 09:24:36

Drop breast milk DIRECTLY in the eye 3 times a day. Don't just wipe it over. It will clear the sticky eye up in no time.
So much better than anti- drops.

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