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A 28-year-old female asked:

One of my daughters eyes (2 month old) looks red and irritated and has dry skin around it.. what can i apply around her eye that is safe?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
See Pediatrician: Hard to say but it may be conjunctivitis. You should see your pediatrician. Your baby may need some eyedrops.
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Moisturizer: You can apply moisturizers, like "cetaphil", "aveeno" lotion, "aquaphor", or even vaseline, but try to avoid getting it into her eyes. If you have clean hands and you distribute the lotion on your hands then you can wipe her eyes while closed to apply a thin amount to the skin.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2014

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