How do I know if my baby has an eye infection?
Signs of an eye infection can include:
- red, sore, or puffy eyes.
- swollen eyelids.
- yellow or green pus or discharge.
- a bump or swelling on the inside corner of the eye.
When should I take my baby to the doctor for a red eye?
Contact Doctor Within 24 Hours
- Only 1 eye is red and lasts more than 24 hours.
- Fever lasts more than 3 days.
- Fever returns after being gone more than 24 hours.
- You think your child needs to be seen, but the problem is not urgent.
What does it mean if one eye is red and watery?
Red eyes usually are caused by allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses or common eye infections such as pink eye (conjunctivitis). However, redness of the eye sometimes can signal a more serious eye condition or disease, such as uveitis or glaucoma.
What do I do if my baby has a red eye?
If your child has a red eye, he needs to see the pediatrician as soon as possible. Eye infections typically last seven to ten days. The doctor will make the diagnosis and prescribe necessary medication if it is indicated.
How do babies get eye infections?
An eye infection is usually caused by a virus when a child has a cold. The condition is also referred to as viral conjunctivitis or pink eye. Sometimes eye infection can be caused by bacteria, and this type of infection is more serious in nature.
Can teething affect eyes?
Upper teeth, especially, could cause soreness and pain high enough on the face to make babies rub at their eyes in an attempt to soothe the ache away.
Will red eye go away on its own?
Although red eye usually goes away on its own, redness of the eye sometimes can signal a more serious eye condition or disease. Contact an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment if: Eyes are painful. Vision is affected.