M.B. asks from Schenectady, NY on December 20, 2006
My daughter is 12 weeks old and i noticed that her right eye had been crusty and clear liquid will run out of it what could be wrong?
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thanks everyone for the responses...i took her to the ped. and she said its a blocked tear duct
M.T. answers from Birmingham on December 21, 2006
The day that we were discharged from the hospital after the birth of my son, I noticed that his right eye "watered" constantly. I asked the pediatrician if there was something wrong with him and she said that babies sometimes get a clogged tear duct. She said when I wiped his little eye to rub my finger from the inside corner of his eye down (just to the outside of his nose)in a gentle sweeping motion. Somehow this unclogs the duct. Anyway, it took about a month, but he hasn't had a problem with it since. Hope this helps.
S.H. answers from Nashville on December 21, 2006
My daughter had that once and I called the dr and they gave me some eye drops that cleared it up in a couple days. I have alos lost a baby so i would love to talk sometime if you are intrested. It is hard to find people who understand.
J.S. answers from Little Rock on December 20, 2006
sounds like a clogged tear duct. my 2 wk old has it right now too. try putting a warm washcloth and massage it several times a day. his cleared up then the other eye did it. it cleared up in just a few days and it is also watering, and a little thicker in the corner.
J.C. answers from Florence on December 25, 2006
It's possibly pink eye so take her to the doc pronto. It's very contagious.
K.A. answers from Clarksville on December 21, 2006
My daughter is 6 weeks, and we just went through the same thing. Her eye was very watery and oozy/crusty. We had to wait a day to get her into the doctor, but in the meantime, good handwashing, and warm compresses to the infected eye. Gently wipe from the inner eye towards the outer portion, and repeat after changing places on the washcloth. You can do this as often as needed. The doctor then gave us some Erythromycin eye ointment to put in it, and it cleared within 2 days.
S. answers from Birmingham on December 20, 2006
Sounds like pink eye..All 3 of my kids had it last week...The dr will give you some eyedrops and it cleared ours up in just a few days..
E.B. answers from New York on December 21, 2006
my daughter had the same thing. it was a clogged tear duct. use murine natural tear drops, 1 or 2 3 or 4 times a day. rub the corner of the affected eye several times a day, just a little light rub, then apply a warm compress 2-3 times a day. my little girls cleared up in a week. my niece had the same thing & it took about 3-4 weeks, but still went away with no trouble.
D.R. answers from Nashville on December 20, 2006
Not sure this is the same thing, but my daughter had a clogged tear duct and it too was crusty, however I dont' remember it draining very much. Anyway, the rememdy from my pediatrician was to massage the corner of eye several times a day. It took a week or so, but it did finally clear up. Hope that helps!
N.P. answers from Auburn on December 21, 2006
you might want to ask the dr. if you childs tear tucts are blocked. that sounds like the same thing my son had when he was born.
S.B. answers from Dothan on December 21, 2006
DEAR ASHLEY, MY OLDEST CHILD HAD THE SAME THING WHEN HE WAS SMALL AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BLOCKED TEAR-DUCT. PERHAPS YOU COULD ASK THE PEDITRICIAN TO CHECK AND SEE IF THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE PROBLEM. HOPE THIS HELPS SOME.