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2 yo scratched eye lid. today the small scratch on lid spread across lower lid by lashes. looks like red eyeliner under lid. not bothering him. help?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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See doc: Spreading redness from a scratch on the eyelid sounds like a possible infection, and infections around the eye can be dangerous. I would at least call his health care provider to see if needs being seen today. Otherwise i would take him to an urgent care or er to get him examined. It is better to be safe than sorry, especially with a child this young dealing with a possible eye infection.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Scratched eye lid: You can use an antibiotic ointment like neosporin under the eye lid.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Watch: Keep it clean.Perhaps antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.Otherwise just watch for a problem.

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2yo small scratch on upper eye lid. Today it looks like it has spread across the top of the lid like eyeliner. Not swollen or bothersome. Worry?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not yet: If still spreading in the morning or if any discomfort have your child seen.

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