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What else can I do? Pink eye BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3681 posts
status 16th Apr '13

DD just got over pink eye. We took her in to the doctor and he told us that it was viral and there was nothing he could give us. He just told me to put a warm compress on her eyes (she had it in both) I ended up finding some eye drops at Kroger that helped relieve the itchiness and I put breast milk in them. I also put Vaseline on them at night so they wouldn't get all crusty. She didn't complain to much about it, and I could keep her from bothering them. DS though woke up this morning with a tiny bit of redness in his right eye and I immediately started treating it. It has gotten so much worse over the course of the day. Now, its so swollen that it's completely shut. It's got a lot more drainage and its watering more than DD's. he just keeps crying about it, messing with, etc. he won't let me put a warm towel on it. He throws an absolute fit when I'm putting the eye drops or breast milk in it. He is so pitiful. Is there anything else I can do for him. He's having a much harder time than DD is seems and I feel helpless. There's still nothing a doctor can do right? Would it make a difference that he's just a 11/2 and dd is 51/2, I mean, is treatment different when they are younger?

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
16th Apr '13

My son just had pink eye and I just did what I always do with all my kids. I sprayed fresh mommy milk in his eye every time he nursed. It annoyed the crap outta him but the pink eye was gone in less than 2 days. :) I wouldn't even do all that extra stuff because it can just irritate it more.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23429 posts
16th Apr '13

If it's that bad, I'd still take him in. It's probably viral since your DD just had and hers was viral, but there is still a chance it could be bacterial infection, especially since it seems to be worse than hers was.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
16th Apr '13

I have to admit I only read half of that when I posted because I was nursing my son and folding laundry. Yes you should probably take him in if he is that bad. :( It is harder to treat in older kids because they rub their eyes all the time. Keep doing the BM and call the doctor maybe. GL Momma!

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3681 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" My son just had pink eye and I just did what I always do with all my kids. I sprayed fresh mommy milk ... [snip!] ... but the pink eye was gone in less than 2 days. :) I wouldn't even do all that extra stuff because it can just irritate it more."</blockquote>



I put breast milk in DDs eyes every couple hours or so but it still took 6 days for her to get over it. Maybe because I was doing extra stuff? I'll definitely keep doing the breast milk. He just seems so extremely uncomfortable. He's not even sleeping, just crying. :( I also just know I'm gonna get it. I swear I can't get him to stop touching it. We were in the bathroom washing hands for like an hour straight, he'd touch it as soon as I washed his hands. Now I'm just doing hand sanitizer but its so hard. He is at the stage where he knows all his body parts so when I say "don't touch your eye" it's like all he hears is the eye part and he wants to show me he knows where it is. Lol ugh! I was hoping he just wouldn't get it. DD finally woke up this morning looking back to normal but then DS woke up and I saw his red eye and I was just like "shit!"

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3681 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Klaus:</b>" If it's that bad, I'd still take him in. It's probably viral since your DD just had and hers was viral, ... [snip!] ... was viral, but there is still a chance it could be bacterial infection, especially since it seems to be worse than hers was."</blockquote>




I'm thinking its still viral because the doctor told us the discharge would be yellow or green if it was bacterial and his is like a light cream color but it could be bacterial. It's definitely worse. Ill call the doctor in the morning and see what they say.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23429 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting BRowell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Klaus:</b>" If it's that bad, I'd still take him in. It's probably ... [snip!] ... a light cream color but it could be bacterial. It's definitely worse. Ill call the doctor in the morning and see what they say."


Ah yeah, not too long ago DS had a terrible case of pink eye and his discharge was neon green

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
16th Apr '13

Poor guy. I think the vaseline might be why she didn't get over it very fast because it coats the tear duct so the BM cannot get into it? And I practically drowned my sons poor eye. LOL. I pray he gets better soon! Could you make him a cool "pirate patch" to cover his eye, or is he not quite old enough to be into that?

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3681 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Klaus:</b>" Ah yeah, not too long ago DS had a terrible case of pink eye and his discharge was neon green"</blockquote>




Whoa, neon green? Lol

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3681 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" Poor guy. I think the vaseline might be why she didn't get over it very fast because it coats the tear ... [snip!] ... he gets better soon! Could you make him a cool "pirate patch" to cover his eye, or is he not quite old enough to be into that?"</blockquote>




Yeah idk, i just put the Vaseline on so it wouldn't crust up and stick shut but you may be right.



Hmm, that might work. Good idea! Ill try it! Thanks!

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23429 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting BRowell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Klaus:</b>" Ah yeah, not too long ago DS had a terrible case of pink eye and his discharge was neon green"</blockquote> Whoa, neon green? Lol"


Yeah it was gross. It looked like it would glow in a black light lol. Obviously his was an infection