Eye infection? Need advice!

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  1. kirasmom

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    What used to be the occasional eye booger seems to have increased for our girl recently. I am now cleaning out discharge from her eyes at least twice a day... and initially I thought maybe just allergies were getting to her, but the discharge has gotten less "black" as it dries (which I think is the normal) and more yellow/liquid. It also seems to be in the right in eye in particular.

    Attached are some pictures of her eyes earlier today. Do you think we should go see the vet for antibiotics? Or can this be solved by adding L-Lysine to her food (which I read as a recommendation in other places)?

    Thank you for any advice!

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      The color isn’t green/yellowish so doubt an infection. I would give the L-lysine a try. Could just be due to the change in seasons and different allergens.
       
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        My boy gets more brown eye boogers certain times of year.
        any sneezing ?
         
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          No sneezing or any other changes in behavior (that we've noticed).

          I'm going to order some L-lysine and see if that makes any difference. Otherwise, I'll just monitor, and take her in if it gets any more noticeable/changes colors.

          Thank you for the help!
           
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            Just looks like eye boogers to me. Not bad ones. Wolfgang has seasonal allergies and his eyes run more not that the pollen is high here. So I just get them out as needed.
            Try the lysine, it has worked great on some of my sphynx that have passed on
             
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              Both my boys get these daily in both eyes. Brown. Sometimes thick, sometimes more watery. I wipe in the morning and sometimes they even return later in the day. Is that considered abnormal? I thought it was a regular thing for all Sphynx.
               
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                Bright eye herbs works a treat for cleaning the eyes daily! I got the recipe on here!
                 
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                  @kirasmom , checking in for updates

                  Here the the Eyebright eye wash recipe mentioned by @Staceyxxx

                  Admin quoted in past thread .. I believe this is the original recipe for anyone who needs it - I will make this thread a sticky since this recipe has been used with good results.


                  THIS SOOTHING AND HEALING EYEWASH
                  CAN BE USED ON HUMANS AND ANIMALS

                  Eyebright Eyewash

                  BOIL ½ CUP PURIFIED WATER
                  REMOVE FRO M HEAT
                  ADD ½ TEASPOON EYEBRIGHT LOOSE HERB
                  LET SIT FOR 10 MINUTES
                  STRAIN THROUGH FINE CLOTH
                  COOL

                  WASH EYES 3 TIMES DAILY
                  USE 3 – 4 DAYS AFTER SYMPTONS DISAPPEAR

                  KEEP REFRIDGERATED
                  SIT OUT FOR 30 – 45 MINUTES TO WARM UP BEFORE USE

                  AFTER 2 DAYS MAKE A NEW BATCH

                  CAN BE USED AS AN EYEWASH WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS.
                  ALWAYS ALOW AT LEAST AN HOUR BETWEEN EYEBRIGHT
                  AND OTHER EYE MEDICATIONS.

                  EYEBRIGHT CAN BE PURCHASED IN BULK AT MOST
                  HEALTH FOOD OR HERB STORES.

                  TO WASH YOUR PETS EYES SOAK A COTTON BALL
                  IN EYEWASH AND SQUEEZE OUT OVER PETS EYES.

                  TO AVOID CONTAMINATION DO NOT PUT THE COTTON
                  BALL BACK IN TO EYEWASH AFTER USING.
                   
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                    Thanks yoda mum I don’t know how to find links! Xx
                     
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                      @Staceyxxx , to help find links
                      You can use the top right search "oval bubble" for specific topics

                      Also the information center and "similar threads" on the bottom of pages is a good method

                      Here is a link that helps navigate the site
                      Site News ~ Questions?

                      Head smooches sent ! Thanks for reminding us all of the Eyebright eyewash :)
                       
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                        @kirasmom , checking in for an update and sending head smooches and positive vibes
                         
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                        Thanks so much
                         
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                        • kirasmom

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                          Thank you for the helpful advice! I am getting some Eyebright and will try using the wash. Her eye boogers have seemed to go back down in frequency, so I think it was just allergies.... first time Mom here was just nervous and wasn't sure what was allergies and what was potentially something more serious. :happy:

                          I will be keeping the Eyebright recipe in my back pocket for any future flare ups as well! Thanks again!
                           
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                            Bless, eye bright is good! I was the same, but you get good advice n knowledge from this site, some have so much experience n in time you get more confidence! Xx
                             
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                              Hi there, if the discharge persists, please consider taking your baby to a vet. If you see the eye lid drooping, even in the slightest or she starts eating or moving less than usual, take her in immediately. One of my girls, Hunter just had an eye removed. The infection she got went from secretions on day one, to day four, emergency eye removal or she would have died. Give her a hug from me please!
                               
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                                Oh I'm so sorry to hear that!! But thank goodness you caught it in time. Give her hugs!!
                                 
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