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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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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more

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Why are my baby's eyes swollen?

Why are my baby's eyes swollen?

Multiple possibiliti: Swollen eyes are usually a reflection of irritation to the sensitive linings of the eyeball or lids. This can come from irritants, like house dust, smoke or soap, viruses, bacteria. It could be part of an allergic reaction or a rare systemic illness. If it doesn't seem to bother the kid & there is no buildup of pus or discharge, you can probably monitor the situation. If problems contact your dr. ...Read more

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My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

Contact Peds ASAP: Eye infections in babies can be very serious, and swelling in the face could indicate cellulitis (infection spreading into the face). Please contact your pediatrician immediately regarding this, as antibiotics may be immediately necessary. Also take note that this can be highly contagious, even to adults. ...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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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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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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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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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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Hello dr, my baby boy is two months old and when I had him they used vacuum to pull him out, but since then his head on the right head is swollen?

Vacuum del./head: Usually the head sweling should subside by now. Does ur baby have any neuroplogical problems? If not then talk to ur pediatrician and wait another month or two. Sometoiems the vaccum suctioning can cause a hematoma or in some cases can distort the baby's soft cranial bones. U should see ur pediatrician and bring it to his/her attetnion. He/she should be able to guide u after the exam. ...Read more

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My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

My baby fell and hit her head but not that swollen do I take her to er?

Observe: Based on your description, I would just keep an eye on her. If she begins acting abnormally, gets overly sleepy, develops nausea and vomiting or other symptoms, take her to the er. ...Read more

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Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Coneheads or molding: Is a common consequence of delivery producing a lopsided or flattened skull and will even out over the first few weeks of life. A cephalohematoma is a bruise that forms during delivery and appears to be a puddle of fluid under the scalp but above the skull. This will resolve on its own as well but sometimes leads to some jaundice. You should bring this up at the baby's 7 day exam for evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck and chest and left side of head itch no swollen or rash help please??? sleep on furry pillows and use baby lotion and wash with dove and nivea

Neck and chest and left side of head itch no swollen or rash help please??? sleep on furry pillows and use baby lotion and wash with dove and nivea

Skin irritation: Focalized itching without rash is rarely due to underlying organ disease. I suspect skin irritation (sun coming through car window, the furry pillow, etc). Try changing both the pillow and the lotion. Rec fragrance-free non-alcohol containing lotion such as Vanicream, Eucerin or CeraVe. Use 2-3 times daily and always after bathing. ...Read more

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What is the cure for swollen kidney in infants?

What is the cure for swollen kidney in infants?

Find cause first: First the cause of the problem has to be identified before a treatment can be advised. ...Read more

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Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Nystagmus: This is abnormal. Take the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for examination. ...Read more

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Why would an infants eyes quiver frequently?

Why would an infants eyes quiver frequently?

Nystagmus: The infant might have a condition termed nystagmus, an involuntary shaking of the eyes with several patterns. If this is observed, see a pediatric ophthalmologist right away to get a proper diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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Swollen testicles in infants what do they mean?

Swollen testicles in infants what do they mean?

Hydrocele or hernia: Swollen testicles in an infant is most likely from one of two conditions. Most common reason is hydrocele--fluid around the testicles. It could also be from a inguinal hernia. The infant should be seen by a pediatrican to confrim the diagnosis. Also important to make sure it is not painful and no discoloration of skin over it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of crusty drainage from infants eye?

What is the cause of crusty drainage from infants eye?

Drainage from eye: The most likely cause of crusty drainage from infants eyes especially in the first few months of life is obstruction of nasolacrimal duct. It requires massaging the area beteween eye and nose. It usually gets better on its own. Rarely requires surgery. Other causes of eye crusting/discharge is pink eye (conjunctivitis). ...Read more

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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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How long do gunky eyes/clogged tear ducts last on an infant? Mine is 7 weeks.

How long do gunky eyes/clogged tear ducts last on an infant? Mine is 7 weeks.

Blocked tear duct: Blocked tear ducts can persis for many months. I normally recommend controlling the mild secondary infection with intermittant antibiotic eye drops until 4-6 months of age. I refer the small # who persist beyond that time to a pediatric ophthalmologist for probing of the ducts. ...Read more

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Infants getting two stys in a month. Seem to have itchy eyes after applying bacitracin.

Infants getting two stys in a month. Seem to have itchy eyes after applying bacitracin.

Throw away bacitraci: Bacitracin, neosporin, & triple antibiotic are common sensitizers. They are among the most common things that people are allergic to. Since they are not useful to treat or prevent any skin infections, they are best discarded. May need to see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 1 week infant girl has got sticky eyes. What can be done and approximately how much milk should be given in regular intervals?

My 1 week infant girl has got sticky eyes. What can be done and approximately how much milk should be given in regular intervals?

Blocked tear ducts: Sticky eyes are usually related to a blocked lacrimal duct (tear duct). Massage gently with warm water cotton ball under the lower eyelid from nose out on each side several times a day. If the discharge gets heavy yellow or green, see your pediatrician. The formula/breastmilk should be 2-3 ounces every 3-4 hours. I hope this helps. :) ...Read more

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I took my 5 month old to the Dr. Today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

I took my 5 month old to the Dr. Today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

Cause or not: I would suspect the kid may be sucking that hand a bit more because of an un-noticed bug bite. These also can cause a bit of painless swelling. ...Read more

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What can I put on my 2 year old infant swollen penis?

What can I put on my 2 year old infant swollen penis?

Swollen penis: A swollen penis in a 2 year old requires a doctor evaluation. He should be seen by a pediatrician or a urologist. ...Read more