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10 days old and possible conjunctivitis


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#1 Covert

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

My poor little 10 day old baby looks like he has conjuctivits!

Does anyone have any advice on how to treat itor should I take him too GP?

#2 Jacki:)

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:17 AM

its could be a blocked tear duct, go to your chemist or health nurse and they will show you how to massage the duct and how to wipes away from the eye with a soaked cotton ball of saline....(i put breastmilk on Nates and that helped...)

congrats on your baby  bbighug.gif

#3 SplashingRainbows

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

If be heading down to the chemist first thing and getting some saline and sterile wipes - pretty sure they have me gauzey ones rather than soft ones - I'd check with them directly.

I'd also use today to fond out which chemists and GPs will be open over the long weekend in case you need further follow up. With a baby that young I don't think id use anything stronger than saline (sterile water) without a GP review.

#4 Eirinn

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Breastmilk. Failing that, cold chamomile tea.

#5 tidey2

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

QUOTE (Eirinn @ 25/01/2013, 05:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Breastmilk. Failing that, cold chamomile tea.


This worked brilliantly for my little fellow.

#6 mandala

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

I would use breastmilk, too. However, with such a young baby I would suggest you get it checked out by the GP.

#7 BeakyHoneyButt

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

My daughter had a gunky eye (just one not both) from birth. I was told by midwife to put milk in it at hospital and honestly it did nothing, I can't remember if she had drops or just saline in the end, but the Dr  i saw didn't love the idea of me using BM. Dr focussed on keeping it clean and flushing the tear duct, and wiping under the eye like a massage to clear possible blockages.



#8 premmie

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

I didn't breast feed my second little boy but we used saline drops and it took a good while to clear altogether. Take a trip to your chemist...

#9 Loulla

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

There's apparently new evidence that BM works but yes see GP because so little.

#10 Goggie

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Saline drops that I mixed up at home worked for us, DS had that around the same age and it cleared after 3 days. If it doesn't clear after a few days go see your GP. I rang the MCHN line and they were really helpful

#11 Fairey

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

DD had conjunctivitis at 9 days old.

Breast milk. Or you could make a salt wash (boiled water with salt in it left to cool down)
The chemists couldn't give us anything without a script as DD was so young. We went to the doctors and got a script for eye drops.

Hope its gone soon original.gif

#12 Libertine

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

From my experience blocked tear ducts are very common in young babies. I just used a drop of breast milk and then massaged the duct with a clean finger after every feed. Tbh I think the massaging helped more than the breast milk. Cleared up really quickly with massaging.

#13 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

My bub had a blocked tear duct when he wasa new born too. I just wiped it with a clean damp cloth regularly and it cleared it. When I read up about it I read that it can last a little while. It's nothing to be too concerned about it and it is pretty common. As PP said, massaging helps a lot, just on the skin in the corner of the eye.

#14 Want_to_be_a_mummy

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Yes my son had the same. It was a blocked tear duct but only in the right eye. It lasted till about 6 weeks and would come and go in that time!

#15 Ice Queen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

My DS had it terribly from birth for weeks.  I just found in the end good old persistence was the key.  Didnt matter whether it was saline, sterile salt water I made up myself or breastmilk as long as I was persistant in cleaning it.  Every single hour, every time they wake, every time before they go to sleep etc clean it out and keep it from going into the other eye.  Massage the duct as well.

But for us persistence was the key.  I even got a script but it was still the same.  You have to keep it clean.

#16 Lauren Bell

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I reckon take him to a GP- make sure what it is first before starting to treat it but breast milk is great, if its a blocked tear duct, clean it will warm salt water and cotton bud and it will clear up at around 8 months.

#17 Sayerley

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Mine got it in hospital, tge paed gave us clorsig and it cleared up in a couple of days.

#18 PreachersWife

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

My poor DD2 had it at just a few weeks (confirmed with swab by the paed at her six week check up) and it took a couple of rounds chlorsig to really beat it.

Even the paed couldn't say whether it was a blocked duct or conjunctivitis without a swab, but my older children had had it along with the cold they got the week she as born. If in doubt, head to the GP for a pathology swab.

#19 lucky 2

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Hi, please do not rely on advice on the boards and see a health practitioner if you are unsure what the trouble is and how to fix it.
All the best.



#20 Soontobegran

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

There is a difference between sticky eyes and conjuctivitis and you need a GP to advise you whether your baby can be treated conservatively or will need antibiotic drops or ointment.

Hope they are better soon OP.

#21 SeaPrincess

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

DD had blocked ducts, and it took 6 months of repeat visits to the GP before we got a referral to a specialist.  She had surgery at 13 months.  I would suggest going to the GP and getting it recorded every time it happens just in case it doesn't clear up.




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