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Eye boogers... allison erin 1 child; Olympia, Washington 12747 posts
18th Nov '09

My daughter has boogers coming out of her eyes. She is really congested. My mom said it's normal and not necessarily an eye infection. Any truth here?

TinkerButt's Mom [FAP] TTA since Jul 2011; 1 child; Johnson City, Tennessee 5542 posts
18th Nov '09

i have always loved saying eye boogers......
IDk much about it....
sorry I'm no help

mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
18th Nov '09

could be clogged tear duct, could also be a bad ear infection that has moved into her eye, or a "cold" in her eye. Try messaging it gently, this is what the ped told me to do when my daughter was weeks old and had a clogged tear duct

allison erin 1 child; Olympia, Washington 12747 posts
18th Nov '09
Quoting Proud to be PRO-life:
Soon to be party of 5 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 2057 posts
18th Nov '09

Try cleaning her eye with chamomile tea

Bisha 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2742 posts
18th Nov '09

what color are the boogers? :) lol boogers! :)
If they're light and stringy, it's an allergy. If they're yellow and goopy, it's a bacterial infection. If they're runny and watery, it's a viral infection.
Our family recipe for all eye issues which can only help and never hurts is to wash the boogers out with warm strong brewed tea. If her eye is not red, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Soon to be party of 5 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 2057 posts
18th Nov '09
Quoting Bisha:
*~Katrina~* Due February 18; 18 kids; Houston, Texas 8572 posts
18th Nov '09

Sounds like allergies to me.

sha-ha-na 3 kids; Texas 39 posts
18th Nov '09

Your mom is right. It does sometimes mean that one or both of her eyeducts is clogged. Your mom is probably right. Eye boogers is also common with pink eye, make sure her eyes are not red. No worries mama. :)

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
18th Nov '09

most often it's viral, but it can be bacterial. If she also has a cold, and it doesn't go away within a day I'd take her in for some antibacterial eye drops.

I don't often get antibiotics for my kids, I don't even get them for ear infections, but conjunctivitis I don't mess around with. If it is bacterial, the eye drops clear it up right away, if it doesn't get better within like 48 hours on the eyedrops, it's not bacterial.

mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
18th Nov '09
Quoting allison [eBfB]:
kaciesue Due May 24; 1 child; Calais, Maine 1533 posts
18th Nov '09

Good luck Al, I hope Bella feels better!

*Mommy in '91 and '08* 34 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 2695 posts
18th Nov '09
Quoting allison [eBfB]:
Lovin' My Family!!! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 11693 posts
19th Nov '09
Quoting allison [eBfB]: