If your baby has a cold and he has red eyes as well, he may have a virus infection of his eyes. Gently wipe his eyes with a small eyepad or cotton wool dipped in dilute salt water. Make up a solution with a quarter teaspoonful of salt in a cup of boiled and cooled water. Wipe his eyes at least twice a day using the dilute salt water. If his eyes do not clear up after 3 or 4 days you should ask your doctor to see your baby.
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