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My 4month old has a lot of eye mucus started in left eye

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my 4month old has a lot of eye mucus started in left eye 1rst now in both.dosnt seem2be bothering her.infection?should she c a doctor?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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It is possible that he has a viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) or perhaps an allergic reaction.

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I would use cool compresses and natural tears to soothe his eyes. If things seem to be getting worse I think that having him examined by his pediatrician. If the pedes doc feels it is necessary she can refer him to an ophthalmologist.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do i need meds if pink eye or any other infection unlikly pink red at all
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
If it is pink eye (the eye doesn't have to be pink for it to be pink eye) no antibiotics are necessary as it is caused by a virus. If it is bacterial conjunctivitis then antibiotic drops would be indicated which could be prescribed by an ophthalmologist or your boys pediatrician.