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I think my baby has pink eye...

We should be okay to wait until the doctor opens tomorrow right? I also wondered if a pain reliever would make him more comfortable.

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Asked by kitten_shuga at 3:24 PM on Jan. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is your baby?

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:29 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Apply warm but not hot - just a bit over tepid warm baby wash cloths or use cotton baby socks to that eye until doctor tomoro. It helps to draw out the junk and to 'decrustify' the eye. You'd have to have a covered pot with replacement cloths nearby for ease of switching cloths. You don't want to keep using the same cloth after it's been junked up with eye goop.

    He might not need baby tylenol if you hold him and rock while using cloth. Giving him a med too by mouth could add to his upset.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • He is 14 weeks old today, so still little.

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 3:30 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Are you breastfeeding? If so squirt breast milk into his eye.

    Pink Eye: Breast milk has the ability to treat and cure eye infections such as Pink Eye. All you need to do is to squirt the milk into the infected eyes. You should do this frequently as possible until the eye is completely healed. If you were treating your infant's eyes for Pink Eye, the best result would be to wait until the baby is asleep. Some babies can be treated while awake, however, it may be difficult. You should squirt the milk around the crease of the closed eye and then gently lift the eyelids and allow all of the breast milk to seep into the closed eye.


    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 4:25 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • put your breastmilk in it. I did this with DD (a few drops, a few times a day) and it cleared in a few days.

    Answer by threeeunder3 at 8:57 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • The breast milk already seems to be working, thanks girls!

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 10:38 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

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