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A 28-year-old female asked:

My child has eczema. her eyes are red and they swell. seem to swell at night and go down in the day, but stay red. i was told to use desonide for her rashes. does this sound like eczema or side effect?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Eye allergy: Desonide will help the eczema but your child may have eye allergies. You may want to see an allergy specialist.
Dr. Kudus Akinde
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: It sounds like the child has allergic tendencies. Eczema is one feature. Since eyes swell, trigger might be close to her eyes or nose...Like a pillow. An allergist could evaluate for specific allergies.

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