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eyelid swollen from sunburn, what do i do?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Difficult: Sunburn usually is not deep or destructive, even on the lids. But it can be painful. Some think Aloe vera get or cream can help with some relief. If the lids are very red, you may have a lot of shedding skin for a while.

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Why does my baby have gooey eyes?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Blocked tear ducts: It is possible your baby has blocked tear ducts. To help these clear you can massage between the eye and nose on each side. This can help open up the tear duct and allow the tears to drain more effectively. The goopiness will go away in a few weeks or months. In the meantime use warm washcloths to clean. If the white part of the eye gets red or the discharge increases see your pediatrician.
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Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wide nasal bridge: Most babies look cross eyed because of their wide nasal bridges. This is called pseudoesotropia. True cross eyes can be determined by shining a light at the baby and observing if the light appears equally on both pupils.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can be: Certainly good at soothing the burning pain from sunburn.
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These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Most of the time, flashes of light are related either to floaters (changes to the gel that fills the back of the eye), our less commonly migraines. If the flashes last for more than a day, or if there is a decrease in vision as well, see an eye doctor right away.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What two organs are connected to the brain through the optic nerve?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
The eyes: The optic nerves carry nerve fibers from the retina to the brain.

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