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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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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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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 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 a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. ...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