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conjuctivitis! colds & coughs!

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#1 Teah

Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:34 PM

so my newborn (3wks old) has now had this twice, currently going through seconed time!! they gave me eyedrops the first time and told me to use them again this time.

im comcerned using these with my newborn?
has this happened to anyone else?
how long till its finally gone?

im just over everyone in my house being sick.....colds, ear infection, eye infection !!!!! just not ending.

also my other two have had the cold and are still, 5wks down suffering from the cough, especially at night...doctor said up to 6wks...has this been the case for anyone else?  

any advice appreciated.

Edited by Teah, 11 June 2019 - 04:38 PM.

#2 Soontobegran

Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:01 PM

The drops are safe for conjunctivitis in a baby.
It is best to not stop them as soon as the eyes look better but to keep applying them for another day afterwards to help stop the infection returning.
Be careful to not touch the eye with the tip of the bottle when giving them.
The drops should be discarded after one month.

I hope your household gets better soon.


Edited by Soontobegran, 13 June 2019 - 11:13 AM.

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:12 PM

Can't help with the conjunctivitis, but yes a cough can easily linger for 6-8 weeks after a cold.

#4 faithy

Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:58 PM

It’s probably passed now, but if you are breastfeeding putting some breastmilk on the eye will help clear the conjunctivitis - it did on a couple of occasions with both my girls when infants.

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