Our 2yr old has picked up conjunctivitis. Never had it before so this is new to me. It was in one eye one morning and by the afternoon it had puffed/swollen up. I managed to put some breastmilk in his eye. The next day the swelling was down but his eye was still red with a bit of yellow gunk coming out AND it had spread to his other eye.
That was three days ago. I stopped putting breastmilk in his eyes because I wasn't sure if it was helping plus he hates it. Fights and screams. His eyes are now not swollen but his eye balls are watery and blood red around the edges and the skin around his eyes is slightly pink. The pharmacist gave us some Chlorsig today. But I'm reluctant to use it. And we tried going to the doctor, they were fully booked, so we waited at the hospital for 3 hours before leaving because we couldn't wait any more.
So... mums/dads out there who have experienced the joys of pink eye... how long does it typically last for? Would you use chlorsig or breastmilk to treat it?