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My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

Allergic reaction: Your baby may be having allergy to something like linen, blanket which is causing the swelling and redness of eyelids of both eyes. Talk to your doctor and get the baby checked up / treated. ...Read more

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What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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I have a 9 month baby, she going for a week with her bottom eyelid reddish kind of purple her top eyelid gets swollen at times. What can it be?

I have a 9 month baby, she going for a week with her bottom eyelid reddish kind of purple her top eyelid gets swollen at times. What can it be?

Allergy: Most probably allergy. She might also be having some runny nose, cough, and other symptoms of allergy. If only eyelid swelling, more when she wakes up in the morning and resolves during evening, see her pediatrician for evaluation. She might need an office urine exam to rule out any kidney issues. ...Read more

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I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

Probable sensitivity: Obviously you want tomatoes this in the future. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as topical ophthalmologic steroid ointments or eye drops may also help ...Read more

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My 8 month baby has his left upper eyelid little bit swollen and little bit dropped compared to other side no other symptoms what is diagnosis and Rx?

My 8 month baby has his left upper eyelid little bit swollen and little bit dropped compared to other side no other symptoms what is diagnosis and Rx?

Mild ptosis: This can be a physiologic variant.
Do have it assessed by pediatrics or ophthalmology.
Ptosis is defined as droopy upper eyelids.
One has to rule out a neurologic cause for this.
There is surgery available for sever cases to avoid vision problems and cosmetic looks. ...Read more

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Baby woke up from a nap with swollen eyelid...What could it be n do I need to take him to doctor asap?

Baby woke up from a nap with swollen eyelid...What could it be n do I need to take him to doctor asap?

Swollen eyelid: Apply a warm washcloth to eye for twenty minutes several times a day. She may be developing a sty. ...Read more

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What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

Bruise: Not sure about the age of your child. Glad that you caught her before she hit her head on the floor. Place an ice-pack over the affected area on the face. For children above the age 6 months you can give a dose of children's Motrin (ibuprofen) / Ibuprofen = this is an anti-inflammatory medicine and will be helpful for the enlarging bruise (also known as contusion).
Call your pediatrician, follow-up asap. ...Read more

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My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

Worrisome: Infection is certainly possible, but other issues could be worse. If the kid had enough of a hit that there is bleeding inside the eyeball he could develop important complications. Call in and have him seen today. If no room at the office take him to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eye lid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eye lid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

NO: Do not use terramycin in baby's eye. Have infant seen ASAP by a doctor. Eye lesion may require antibiotic medication by mouth or IV instead of eye drops due to young age. ...Read more

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Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read more

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My 15 week old baby has somthing white coming out of her eyes daily and in the morning its all packed on here lashes n the eye is shut and swollen.

My 15 week old baby has somthing white coming out of her eyes daily and in the morning its all packed on here lashes n the eye is shut and swollen.

Infection: This sounds like infection. If it has been happening since birth, she may have blockage of the ducts that run between the nose and the corner of the eye. Check with her doctor for an exact diagnosis including cultures and ongoing management. All the best. ...Read more

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My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

Should be seen: Swelling of the eye can be a periorbital infection, less likely is eye allergy. Especially with only one eye involved and with swelling as you describe. If the area around the eye is red, hot or becoming more swollen you need immediate medical attention for your baby. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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My baby daddy slapped/punched me a few times and my nose bleed barely any brusing but my eye ball is painful and swollen. What can I do?

My baby daddy slapped/punched me a few times and my nose bleed barely any brusing but my eye ball is painful and swollen. What can I do?

Emergency Department: My advice would be to get a thorough evaluation at your local emergency department and document the causes of your injury. Whether you choose to press charges now is up to you, but at least if you decide not to right now, the documentation will be there if you decide to press in the future. Take care of yourself and do what's right! Best of luck. ...Read more

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My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

Depends: If a sty, then warm compresses 4-6 times/day. You may checkout YouTube videos on eyelid hot compress techniques. If no eyelid redness/pustule but just puffiness, then may need an evaluate to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What to do with my swollen eyelid?

What to do with my swollen eyelid?

Sounds like a stye: Do warm compresses using dry heat for at least 10 minutes at least once a day followed by lid massages. Hopefully, it drains on its own. If not, see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

A few things: Which would require more details to narrow down the diagnosis. Could be allergic reaction, infection, growth, blocked gland...If it is red, tense, tender then I would be concerned about infection (cellulitis) and this should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

Many causes: Causes of swollen eye lids include : infectious, allergies, tumors (benign or rarely malignant), vascular formations. ...Read more

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My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

Try a warm compress: It could be a variety of conditions, caused by many different things. If it doesn't respond to warm compresses 4 times a day for about 5
minutes each for 2 days, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more