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My baby is 11 days old he has yellow gunk building up in one

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Hi my baby is 11 days old he has yellow gunk building up in one eye to the point where he can't open the eye and we clean it multiple times a day but still comes back. They eye itself is white with no red or pink and he has no fever should we take him to doctors?
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: Symptoms for about 2 days and we clean the eye with warm wash cloth and it will be fine for a few hours then start building back up while he sleeps
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing I can think of no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Even if there's no redness to the white of his eye this is obviously a bacterial conjunctivitis that he has

So yes--he needs to be seen by a doctor for an evaluation and for prescription antibiotic eye drops

Please let me know if you need any more information