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Excessive eye wax in 11 month old baby

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    lennox is offline Registered User
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    May 2009
    hongkong, sheung shui

    Excessive eye wax in 11 month old baby

    l should be so grateful if you could inform me if l should be concerned at all that my 11 month old daughter has had excessive eye wax and more than average tears in last few days. What could be the possible reasons?

    looking forward to your kind response

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    AmyH is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    Gold Coast
    My daughter had that for a few days when she was a couple of months old. What I did was to use a cotton ball and sterile water and swab it every hour or so, just one straight wipe across her eye to remove the wax. It cleared up after that and she has not had it since. Sometimes it can happen if the child has an underlying illness like a cold or an ear infection so I would just keep monitoring it an if it does not clear up then take her to the doctor. I would check her ears to see if she has excess wax there too, as my daughter did and the doctor ended up having to remove it as it was getting hard inside her ear.

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    eneri7 is offline Registered User
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    Jan 2009
    I'd go to the doctor to be sure.

    My son had pink eye (conjunctivitis) with excessive mucous and it was very contagious so had to be treated with antibiotic eye drops. Good luck!

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