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Gungy eye!

(7 Posts)
charleepeters Fri 27-May-05 22:54:22

ds had got a gungy eye, its not swollen or red or sore just yellow gunge all the time doesnt seem to be bothering him and his other eye is fine so i dont think its conjunctivitus what should i do g.p or bathe it and see what happens??? anyone?

lucy5 Fri 27-May-05 22:55:38

How old is he? I used to wipe dd's eye with breastmilk but that might be a bit difficult if he's 5.

tiffini Fri 27-May-05 22:55:41

conjunctivitus does'nt always mean sore red eyes, it can just be the gunkiness

charleepeters Fri 27-May-05 22:56:50

hes 9 months, conjunctivitus usualy is in both eyes and is contagus hes had it for 3 days and both me and dp are fine. when i had it my eye was itchy and sore, but ds doesnt seem bothered

lucy5 Fri 27-May-05 22:58:48

blocked tear duct maybe, I'd go to the docs when you can just to reassure yourself.

tiffini Fri 27-May-05 22:59:06

My DD often gets conjunctivitus, due to both her tear ducts being blocked, and quite often it is only in 1 eye, and sometimes spreads to the other eye.

charleepeters Fri 27-May-05 23:00:24

didnt know that tiffini, i think i will bathe it for a couple of days and take him on moday if its not better, he had an infection in it about 5 monthsa ago but that was noticalby sore and swolen this is just gungy and watery

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