Our expert says:
You need to see a Paediatrician to decide if treatment of the reflux is needed. There is proper treatment available, that would be safe for your baby. Untreated reflux may be causing nasal damage, as well as irritation to the eye, as the tearduct opens in the nasal passage. Fluids, such as caused by reflux, may find its way into the eye, via the duct. This will cause severe irritation, and a discharge.
Reflux is common in newborns, and usually disappears at the age of 9 months, but the babies that suffer severely should be identified and treated, to avoid longterm damage.
By seeing a paediatrician, you may be advised on further opinions, if this is needed.
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