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Treating Sticky Eyes In Newborns

'Sticky eye' often occurs in the first few days after birth.

It usually happens because blood or amniotic fluid has irritated your baby's eye and caused a yellowish discharge in the corner.

It may also be a bacterial infection, so a doctor should see your baby to confirm the diagnosis.

If it is an infection, a course of antibiotics will be prescribed, or you will be given a solution to bathe your baby's eye.
If the problem is sticky eye, carefully clean the eye with cotton wool soaked in cooled boiled water. Make sure to wipe from the inside (near the nose) of the eye outwards. Wipe once and throw the swab away. Use a clean piece of cotton wool for each eye.

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