Newborn Conjunctivitis | Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

Newborn Conjunctivitis | Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

The cause of the conjunctivitis may be an irritation in the eye or a blocked tear duct. Chemical conjunctivitis is not as common anymore because of the use of erythromycin ointment in place of silver nitrate solution for the prophylaxis of infectious conjunctivitis. Many organisms can cause infection in the eyes of newborn infants. Conjunctivitis is characterized by the dilatation of superficial conjunctival blood vessels resulting in erythema and edema. If you are pregnant, it is important to discuss any STDs that you have or had in the past. You and your doctor can develop a plan to protect your baby from infections during delivery. If your baby’s pediatrician suspects newborn conjunctivitis, an eye examination will be done.
Newborn Conjunctivitis | Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

Needs blood and CSF culture. A newborn baby can pick up this type of bacteria during vaginal birth from an infected mother. In cases of newborn conjunctivitis that are due to a blocked tear duct, the doctor may recommend warm compresses and gentle massage to the area to help unclog the duct. Newborn conjunctivitis due to irritation usually improves on its own in a few days. The newborn’s eye will appear pink or red with swollen eyelids. The newborn eyes usually are very red, with thick drainage and swelling of the eyelids. The newborn eyes usually are very red, with thick drainage and swelling of the eyelids.

This is caused by an infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. The symptoms include red eyes, swollen eyelids, and fluid leaking from the eyelids. The symptoms include moderate thick drainage from the eyes, redness of the eyes, swelling of the conjunctiva, and some swelling of the eyelids.

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