Baby Care Advice » Conjunctivitis In Babies http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 CONJUNCTIVITIS IN A NEWBORN ?? HELP PLZ!!? http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/ http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/

Question by Niki J:
Conjunctivitis in a newborn ?? HELP PLZ!!?

had my first prenatal visit they checked me for all stds my test all come back negative … I had my baby 2 weeks ago and she has developed an eye infection the physician called conjunctivitis …. She stated it could have come from me having chlamydia or gonorrhea but I was also tested at the end of my preg. stds at like 8 mon and the test come back neg too….. I really dont know what to think and I have read that the only ways the 2 stds she told me about can only be passed through a vaginal birth and I had a c section Has anyone else went through this I am really concerned for my newborn ANY advice will be GREATLY appreciated !!!
They did give me eye drops and also done a culture on her eye …. I just didnt believe that was what was wrong with her did your son develope it soon after he was born?
THANKS ALOT !! I have really been stressing about this and really worried and did not know what to do except wait for 5 days until the culture came back but that REALLY helped ease my mind…. Thanks so much !!


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Answer by ♥Alex adores his Binks.♥
I hate to state this but your physician is so wrong! There are more way of getting it not just though those two STDs. My son had conjunctivitis when he was a newborn. All it is, is pink eye. Your baby could have gotten it from anywhere. Its so contagious. Did they give you medication to treat it? Make sure after handling your baby that you wash your hands. Our physician stated that chances are my son got it from the hospital or from the stores that we went to with him.

ETA: The most common way to get it is tthough the eye drops that put in your babies eyes right after birth. Many babies has a reaction to them.

ETA2: Yes it was a few weeks after he was born. They did not give him eye drops they gave him a gel. Its the same thing that they put on your baby when he is born. That gel thats on their eyes. It went away in a few weeks. There are other reasons then just the STDs and those are the least common reasons. It could have been caused by dust or anything really.

ETA3 I am glad that I could help. Let me know if you want to how everything goes.

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NEWBORN WITH CONJUNCTIVITIS? http://birthpolicy.org/473/newborn-with-conjunctivitis/ http://birthpolicy.org/473/newborn-with-conjunctivitis/#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:22:09 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/473/newborn-with-conjunctivitis/ Question by ♥DJ Alex is 10 months old♥:
Newborn with Conjunctivitis?

I noticed this day that my 12 day old son had some discharge from his eye. We took him to the physician and he stated that he had Conjunctivitis. Is this something that my husband and I can catch? His physician did not seem too worried about it. What are some causes for this? He is on medication for it.


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Answer by Lorenzo’s mommy
it happends , my nephew had that and it went away just apply the ointment they give

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DID YOUR NEWBORN GET CONJUNCTIVITIS? http://birthpolicy.org/421/did-your-newborn-get-conjunctivitis/ http://birthpolicy.org/421/did-your-newborn-get-conjunctivitis/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:55 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/421/did-your-newborn-get-conjunctivitis/ Question by Mark H:
Did your newborn get conjunctivitis?

- ours just did, he seems to be getting superior from the treatment, about 3 days now. still not eradicated though, still some yellow discharge coming out, but much less.
- just wondering how long we should anticipate it to take until no discharge coming out. should it be gone absolutely by now?
- please do not tell me newborn conjunctivis is very serious, i know already. just wondering what your experience was – thanks! :)
thank you all for your answers so far (first 5). so helpful… yes i will do all the things you mentioned.


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Answer by MadameXCupcake
Eye infections in a newborn are often caused by the eye ointment they place in a newborns eyes at the hospital. The only time this eye ointment is necessary is when you have the STD’s it protects against. Unless you have those STD’s I would decline the eye ointment next baby.
Breast milk dripped into the eye nearly always gets rid of baby eye infections. Just google it or search yahoo answers if you dont believe me, this question comes up a lot.
Good Luck and Congrats!

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IS THERE AN HERBAL/NATURAL CURE FOR PINK EYE? (CONJUNCTIVITIS)? http://birthpolicy.org/358/is-there-an-herbalnatural-cure-for-pink-eye-conjunctivitis/ http://birthpolicy.org/358/is-there-an-herbalnatural-cure-for-pink-eye-conjunctivitis/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:48:12 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/358/is-there-an-herbalnatural-cure-for-pink-eye-conjunctivitis/ Question by amber_klinge:
Is there an herbal/natural cure for Pink Eye? (Conjunctivitis)?

Our daughter is not yet 6 months and we do not want to barrage her with Rx antibiotics with due cause.
Has anyone treated their infant with herbal or natural remedies?


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Answer by Hippie of The 1960s
cHEACK WITH A DOCTOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HOW LONG DOES CONJUNCTIVITIS SURVIVE ON OBJECTS? http://birthpolicy.org/265/how-long-does-conjunctivitis-survive-on-objects/ http://birthpolicy.org/265/how-long-does-conjunctivitis-survive-on-objects/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:56 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/265/how-long-does-conjunctivitis-survive-on-objects/ Question by Mommy2B:
How long does conjunctivitis survive on objects?

My baby has pink eye for the second time in 2 weeks. I think I disinfected everything…. but how long does it survive on toys? I am not letting her play with any toys for as long as it takes for this thing to die!


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Answer by Jamee Lepera
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HAS ANYONE HAD AN INFANT THAT HAD PNEUMONIA? http://birthpolicy.org/202/has-anyone-had-an-infant-that-had-pneumonia/ http://birthpolicy.org/202/has-anyone-had-an-infant-that-had-pneumonia/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:21:28 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/202/has-anyone-had-an-infant-that-had-pneumonia/ Question by I gotz that wicked clown love:
has anyone had an infant that had pneumonia?

my baby is 6 months old. he has been sick since saturday. on tuesday we took him to the doc and they misdiagnosed him with viral conjunctivitis. now we are in the hospital because he only got worse since his appt and this day was diagnosed with pneumonia. i am worried sick right now. he is so little, and its in both lungs. it took them 9 tries to get an IV in because he was so dehydrated and his veins kept collapsing. he is finally sleeping now that they are done poking him.

has anyone ever had an infant with pneumonia? how did your situation turn out?


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Answer by Emma Due Jun 2010
I had a case of viral pneumonia when I was 1yr and I am fine and have not had health problems.
I stayed in hospital for a week.

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CAN PINKEYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS) BE SPREAD BY PREPARING FOOD? http://birthpolicy.org/135/can-pinkeye-conjunctivitis-be-spread-by-preparing-food/ http://birthpolicy.org/135/can-pinkeye-conjunctivitis-be-spread-by-preparing-food/#comments Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:20:26 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/135/can-pinkeye-conjunctivitis-be-spread-by-preparing-food/ Question by Mama_in_pink:
Can Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) be spread by preparing food?

I woke up this morning with what MAY be pinkeye. Not completely sure yet. Anyway, I have an infant daughter and need to prepare food for her and our family. What should I do while I am waiting for symptoms to appear or disappate?


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Answer by Mike J
Wash your hands often. Do not touch your face.
Don’t touch your baby without washing your hands.
Wash your pillowcase each day. Wash the baby’s sheet and pillowcase often too.
Conjunctivitis is very contagious, be careful.
Go to the physician and get some prescribed eyedrops of pink eye. They will help clear the infection.

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IS IT OK FOR A BABY WITH RIGHT EYE INFECTION TO TRAVEL BY PLANE? http://birthpolicy.org/40/is-it-ok-for-a-baby-with-right-eye-infection-to-travel-by-plane/ http://birthpolicy.org/40/is-it-ok-for-a-baby-with-right-eye-infection-to-travel-by-plane/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:23:58 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/40/is-it-ok-for-a-baby-with-right-eye-infection-to-travel-by-plane/ Question by Hasan Manuel:
Is it ok for a baby with right eye infection to travel by plane?

Is it ok for a baby with right eye infection (Viral conjunctivitis) that is under treatment to travel by plane?


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Answer by traps_girl
ask your doctor

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STICKY EYE CONJUNCTIVITIS BABY’S EYES STUCK TOGETHER!? http://birthpolicy.org/37/sticky-eye-conjunctivitis-babys-eyes-stuck-together/ http://birthpolicy.org/37/sticky-eye-conjunctivitis-babys-eyes-stuck-together/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:21:21 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/37/sticky-eye-conjunctivitis-babys-eyes-stuck-together/ Question by noot:
sticky eye conjunctivitis baby’s eyes stuck together!?

my daughter 10 months has had in the past (when she was one month till about four months) waht was refered to as sticky eye now it started again but worse this day when she woke up she could’nt open her eyes i bathed them till they were clean and open poor tiny lady hated it i cannot go to the physicians as its sunday morning what can i do to help any one had this happen with there babies any advice welcome thanks i’m in the uk x


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Answer by Youwantmebutyouretoougly
ROFL

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