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Poor ds always seems to get conjunctivitis

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dinny Tue 31-May-05 10:14:07

Whenever ds (nearly 9 months) has a cold he also gets gummy eyes. I wipe gently with cottonwool and cool, boiled water and occasionally squirt bm in, and that always clears it up. But is it usual to get it whenever he has a cold? Or should I check with GP? Thanks for any help. Dinny

otto Tue 31-May-05 10:57:11

My ds is susceptible to conjunctivitis too, but his eyes are usually weepy and swollen too, so I have to get drops for him. If it clears up on it's own I wouldn't bother going to the doctor, unless you're really concerned about it. What is bm by the way?

dinny Tue 31-May-05 14:44:36

bm = breast milk. amazing for clearing up conjunctivitis. mw told me to do it when ds had his first cold at 3 weeks old.
thanks, btw, Otto.

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