In this post, I am sharing details about conjunctivitis or
pink eye in babies. Conjunctivitis is very common in July or august
especially and typically it spreads very easily in this season. I hope a lot
of parents might be looking for this information to treat their
baby’s eyes.


So firstly I have to tell you that conjunctivitis is very common it’s not
something about that you have a panic about it’s not something that you
have to get extremely worried about it. If you take the right treatment at
the right time then you don’t have to be worried at all. So I start to
tell you about the symptoms of conjunctivitis.

4 Common Symptoms of the Conjunctivitis

So the typical symptoms of pink eyes that you will see:

1. Red or Pink Eye

So the white area in the eye or the
lower eyelid will turn pink
or reddish. It may start with one eye or it may start with both the
eyes together. The symptoms will vary from one child to another or one
person to another. It is very common in elders also but in children, it
spreads easily.

2. Rubbing Eyes

You will see your child is rubbing his eyes or touching his
eyes. The extremely rubbing or touching on the eye’s skin creates harmful
bacteria that become a cause of itchiness in the eyes of a

3. Watery Eyes

In normal activities, if your child is not watching tv or is not
Exposure to light or anything normally playing but the eyes are getting
watery, again and again, can cause pink eyes in the

4. Green or Yellow Discharge

Green or yellow discharge that leads to sticky eyes. Some of the children
while sleeping and when they woke up, could not open their eyes due to the
eyes discharge and often the result of a blocked tear duct. These are the
four symptoms that you will see for conjunctivitis.

But one disclaimer that I would like to give here is especially in babies
less than 6 months that is another condition of the eye that you have
to be very careful is blocked tear duct. So never confuse a blocked
tear duct with conjunctivitis because the treatment of both is separate. So
these were the symptoms now talk about the causes of pink eyes.

Top 3 Causes of Conjunctivitis

There are three main causes of conjunctivitis or pink eyes and the first
one is;

 1. Viral Conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis is a condition in which a
highly acute conjunctival infection is usually caused by any virus.
Normally viral conjunctivitis belongs to a company with a cold or after a
cold in babies.

2. Bacterial Conjunctivitis

It is an infection of the eye’s mucous membrane caused by bacteria,
the conjunctiva that extends from the back surface of the eyelids
into the fornices and onto the globe until it fuses with the
cornea at the limbus.

3. Allergan Conjunctivitis

Typically it occurs due to pollution, dust or smoke, or any irritants like
chlorine in the water when you put your baby in that water his eyes can get
an Allergan conjunctivitis. So this virus of bacteria can spread only
through by touch or rub not by just looking into the eye.

Treatment for Pink Eyes in Children

1. Consult Your Doctor

When a baby has pink eyes the first thing is you should call your
eye doctor because I strongly believe that no matter how many home
remedies you are aware of, I think when it comes to a kid it is so sensitive
matter that a doctor can solve effectively.

2. Recommended Medication

The medication recommended for kids usually is two eye drops, the one drop
is an irritant eye drop that removes irritation and keeps your eyes cool
with the antibiotic eye drop that removes the harmful bacteria from
the eyes. 

3. Clean eyes with Saline

Take some sterile cotton and dip it into the saline then
gently clean the baby’s eyes with it. It helps to protect the eyes from

4. Give Warm Compress

Take a baby’s towel and put it into the light warm water then give
warm compress to the eyes of a baby. It will minimize itching and
stickiness on the eyes’ skin.

Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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