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Eye boogers... sick baby... help Kailyn's Mama 20 kids; Rochester, New York 19490 posts
27th Feb '08

I am getting over the flu. I have been doing all I can to keep Kailyn from getting sick too (washing my hands and everything, wearing a mask around her, taking my meds, etc.) but I think she is getting sick - sicker than she has been so far.

She keeps getting boogery things coming out of her eyes - white boogers gooping out of her inner corners by her nose. Sometimes they wind up ender yer eyes, sometimes gooped in her lashes. My mother says its normal when they have a cold because their sinuses are back behind the eyes... so, I havent called the doc... opinions?

I havent taken her temp - I went and got the thermometer so when she wakes up next time I can take it. Her forehead feels warm - but I have never been good at telling that.

She hasnt been eating as much, and is having difficulty sleeping. Her nose is very congested. She just ate about 5 ozs, but I am pretty sure she spit it all back up.

I think I will call the doc anyhow... but I'm really curious about experience with these eye boogers... :?

(I am exhausted so please bare with me...)

M1SS P1GGY 2 kids; Tennessee 667 posts
27th Feb '08

Hmmm, well, I suggest tylenol, Little Fever cloth wipes, something comfy to wear to bed (maybe a loose onsie), Vicks Baby Rub, and a trip to the doctor! :)

The eye boogers, yeah, use a warm wash cloth to clean the eyes and it might even feel good on the face.

From my understanding...eye boogers come about b/c when you sneeze, rub your nose and rub your eye you are transferring the bacteria to your eye causing eye boogers. Babies are always rubbing their noses and eyes, so that is possible how your little one got it.

I wish you luck! I also hope she gets better

Kailyn's Mama 20 kids; Rochester, New York 19490 posts
27th Feb '08
Quoting Proud Army Girlfriend:
M1SS P1GGY 2 kids; Tennessee 667 posts
27th Feb '08
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Kailyn's Mama 20 kids; Rochester, New York 19490 posts
28th Feb '08
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Nicki 1 child; British Columbia 108 posts
28th Feb '08

My littlelgirl had eye boogers at one point, it was because of a clogged tear duct. I was told to gently massage the corner of her eye (beside her nose) which will help. I'm not sure if it's associated with having a cold or not, she also had a cold at the time, but it seemed to help her and she hasn't had it since. Good luck, hope your little one feels better!