A lot of my friends have mentioned that their kids often have a 'thing' they are prone to - coughs, rashes, runny noses, ear infections. With Theo, it seems to be his eyes. From the moment he was born he's had trouble with them. Nothing serious, just soreness and gunkiness. If he gets a cold, it always affects his eyes. His eyelids, particularly his right one, is often red and sore looking. He had eyedrops as a newborn to clear up a persistently sticky eye, and then again at the end of last year for the same reason. A few weeks ago he caught conjunctivitis and then last week his eyelids became very sore and inflammed, first the right one then the left one. I washed them every night and morning, as the doctor keeps telling me to do, and they looked like they might be okay, but then a week later it suddenly got worse, so I had to use antibiotics yet again - although it did clear up almost over night once I started using them.
He's got a cold again and once again his right eye is weepy. I'm generally quite reluctant to use antibiotics if I don't need to and as far as I can tell, with the stickiness, if it happens when he has a cold, it's just due to general congestion and maybe to the cold virus getting into the eyes and will usually clear up once the cold has gone. But the gammy eyelids needed some help!