It is normal for mucus or secretions to accumulate in the eyes. This most likely is caused by plugged tear ducts, which can be gently cleansed with a clean cotton ball or washcloth with warm water. Notify your pediatrician if drainage from the eyes is excessive or if there is any redness or swelling of … Continue reading “Eyes”

The many shades of pinkeye
The many shades of pinkeye

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  • Pinkeye is usually not serious and requires little intervention except keeping the area comfortable and clean.
  • Antibiotics are not necessary—or even effective— for most cases.
  • Help prevent pinkeye spreading by practicing good hand hygiene and sanitizing objects that come into frequent contact with hands and faces.

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