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A 34-year-old female asked:

My nephew is showing signs of hand,foot, and mouth disease. my daughter just came to me with a very swollen under eye, any relation to hfmd?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No, but facial : swelling may be. Infra-orbital cellulitis was caused by Haemophilus Influenzae Type B bacteria before HIB vaccines. If your daughter had 3-4 HIB vaccines, starting at 2 mos., she'd be protected. "Strep" & other bacteria can also infect the infra-orbital space. Trauma or allergy can cause it. If not red & tender, apply cool packs & see her MD tomorrow. If red, hot & tender, seek care tonight.

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Last updated Dec 24, 2015

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