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7 month old has watery eyes every now and then eye appointments are fine could it be allergies?

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Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Environmental allergies do not usually occur in infancy. Allergies are the result of a hyperactive immune system reaction. Infants still have fairly immature immune systems which are not capable of this specific reaction. An infant with watery eyes may be responding to allergens in the environment, but it is an irritant response, not a true allergy. Watering is the way the eyes clean themselves.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 36 years experience
If they've been watery on and off since birth, could also be narrowed tear ducts. Ask pediatrician how to massage the ducts to help open them up and when child would need to see ophthalmologist if not getting better by first birthday
Jan 14, 2018
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Allergy or normal: Watch and serif the is red orang discharge coming from eyes ,then consult your doctor for treatment .

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