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Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

Yes: You can also protect your infant's eyes with some baby sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat. Keep your infant in a shaded area when you are outside on a sunny day. Most strollers have a top over the infant's seat that can help to shade your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Sounds : Sounds like a blocked tear duct. These generally resolve spontaneously and need to be addressed if it does not resolve after year 1. Seeing, your pedeatrician or ophthalmologist can provide you with guidance and reassurance and follow up care as necessary. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby cole her eyes and sometimes cry in sunlight should I be worried?

My 2 month old baby cole her eyes and sometimes cry in sunlight should I be worried?

Needs to be checked: I assume you meant that the baby closes her eyes in sunlight. Although this may be normal, signs of congenital glaucoma include light sensitivity, closure of the eyes and tearing.. The baby shlould be checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby have night terror? My baby has been crying in his sleep during the night, without opening the eyes, what can I do?

Can a 6 month old baby have night terror? My baby has been crying in his sleep during the night, without opening the eyes, what can I do?

Separation anxiety: Does your baby cry or show displeasure when she loses sight of you? Does she do the same thing when somebody else picks her up and sees you away from her? If you answered yes, she is starting to show separation anxiety which usually appears at this age. These episodes are repeated in her sleep and cause her to cry. Just do nothing and ignore her crying. She will grow out of it in about 6 months. ...Read more

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What at-home techniques relieve epiphora in a newborn baby? My six-week-old has watery eyes all the time, even when she is not crying. Her doctor called this epiphora. Is there anything i can do at home to help this go away? .

What at-home techniques relieve epiphora in a newborn baby? My six-week-old has watery eyes all the time, even when she is not crying. Her doctor called this epiphora. Is there anything i can do at home to help this go away?

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Epiphora : Epiphora (poor tear drainage) in the newborn period is extremely common - 2-4% of all newborns will have it. It is usually due to an obstruction of the tear duct (newborn tear ducts are tiny!) and 95% of all cases get better on their own by the time the child is 1 years old. Two things that can help are for you to gently massage the tear ducts (inner eye corners) periodically and to use a clean wet washcloth to wipe away any occasional crusting from the tear buildup. Other than that, you will just have to wait until your child grows out of it. If your child is in the 5% that do not improve by 1 year, then your child's doctor will recommend an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) who can do a simple procedure to open the ducts. If the eye becomes red, swollen, or develops green drainage, call your child's doctor since it may be infected. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

Nightmare: Like to know how often this happens. Babies do get nightmares. If it happens often, it may be a good idea to video it and let the pediatrician see it. ...Read more

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My 3-month old baby left eye keeps tearing up when he is not crying and it seems really watery and a little low. What can this be?

My 3-month old baby left eye keeps tearing up when he is not crying and it seems really watery and a little low. What can this be?

See eye doctor: Your baby is having tears because the tube which drains the tears is blocked . By massaging by the side of nose on left side usually helps. otherwise consult eye doctor who will suggest a procedure to remove the block ...Read more

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10 mth baby boy seems very shy. He'll press his face into my chest to avoid making eye contact w/others he doesn't know or cry. What can I do to stop?

10 mth baby boy seems very shy. He'll press his face into my chest to avoid making eye contact w/others he doesn't know or cry. What can I do to stop?

Child Development: This is absolutely normal, on schedule, and as it should be for a ten month old child. He will grow out of this as his brain continues to develop and there will be a time when he becomes 'too' curious and you will worry the other way. There is nothing here to worry about at all. ...Read more

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My baby is suffering from facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (as she cannot close her one eye and move her lip of left side while crying) please help?

My baby is suffering from facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (as she cannot close her one eye and move her lip of left side while crying) please help?

Complex: If this is a rather recent birth, there may be spontaneous resolution within the next 6-8 weeks, but if this has been chronic, likely best to see a pediatric neurosurgeon, and discuss management. There may be some remote benefit to some medications and perhaps vitamin b-1, thiamine, and even less potential with steroids, but might be worth checking into. ...Read more