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What to do if your newborn has eye discharge

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My daughter had this for about her first 4 months. It is caused by blocked tear ducts, normal in newborns. Our pediatrician had us just use a warm wash cloth and gently remove the gunk when her eyes would get messy. Then with a clean finger gently massage the inner corners of her eyes. Our doctor monitored it at her appointments but said not to worry unless the whites of her eyes became red, as that could be a sign of infection.

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