What causes red eyes in babies?
The following are common causes of eye redness in babies:
1. Viral conjunctivitis
Also known as pink eye, viral conjunctivitis is caused by a virus. It often occurs along with a cold or sore throat. The symptoms of viral conjunctivitis are eye redness in one or both eyes, tearing, and itchiness.
2. Bacterial conjunctivitis
Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria such as streptococcus, Hemophilus, or staphylococcus. In addition to red eyes, itchiness, and tearing, bacterial conjunctivitis also causes a thick yellow discharge that can become crusty.