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A 33-year-old male asked:

Today we saw some black colour line next to eye ball of 1 month old baby. it is hair like structure but little thick than hair? anything to worry?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Eyelash?: It sounds as if you are describing an eyelash? Is the baby fussy or having excessive tearing? Any redness of the eye? If so bring her to the pediatrician. If baby seems fine, with no pain, take a warm washcloth and gently brush the eyelash away. If after a try or two you are not successful, just quit and watch it for a day or so. Might work its own way out.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2015

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