Baby (0-1 Years)
Your baby’s eye is puffy, reddish-pink and oozing. Maybe the eyelid is even swollen and misshapen.
Try not to worry too much. Chances are what you’re looking at is a classic case of conjunctivitis. Also known as “pinkeye,” conjunctivitis is an infection of the clear membrane that covers the white part of your baby’s eye and the inside of her eyelid. It might be accompanied by cold symptoms or not. Either way, it will probably clear up in about a week.
Sometimes a visit to the doctor and antibiotics are necessary, but rest assured: Pinkeye is one of the most common childhood ailments-especially for babies. It is so common that most people will experience an episode, either in childhood or as an adult. While it’s an annoyance and might interfere with your schedule, it’s usually not a serious health hazard.