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My Baby Has Bags Under His Eyes
My 14 year old son is constantly tired, he has a pale yellow colour to his face and very dark bags under his eyes, pain under rib cage?
"Allergic Shiners": can look pink or purple, especially if he has nasal congestion or tearing. It's more likely in older kids, but one of mine got them at 2 when I brought home a beagle. Local irritants like soap & lotion can redden the skin under the eyes. If the mucous membranes of his lower eyelids are inflamed & " gunky", he could have "pink-eye", which is often viral but warrants a visit to his pediatrician. ...Read more
I noticed my son has a lot of black spots under his eyeball under his eye lid. Is this bad? Are they normal? He is 2 years old.
No: Dark circles under the eyes don't require worry, but may inspire a trip to your pediatrician to have things checked out, especially if the circles are a recent development. Some children, some families, have such dark circles and it isn't a sign of illness. But, they sometimes can be associated with certain illnesses or lack of good sleep. Again, if they are a recent development, get 'em checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My three year old has tiny red dots on her face (under eyes, cheeks) and now has red circles under her eyes. She is acting fine. Any idea what it is?
Facial rash in child: This could be anything from an allergy to a viral or bacterial infection. Some infections can be highly contagious (even to adults), so you might consider taking precautions and contacting the pediatrician. ...Read more
My 3 yr old son has a fever and pink all around his eyelids. He complained about his head hurting and was seen putting some pressure to his eye.?
Infection: Probably viral but check with your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter has two yellow growths on her eyeball under her eye lid, with many red veins running into them. ?
M.D. visit: Your daughter may have an infection of the eye which is treatable. I would suggest that your pediatrician examine her first. If they can not determine the cause, then a referral to the ophthalmologist can be made. If your child experiences changes in vision, pain in the eye, redness or swelling, then an urgent visit is indicated. I hope this helps. ...Read more
My 4 month old daughter has redness around her eyes. It's the skin that's red above her eyebrow, on her eyelid & under her eye. What could cause this?
Eye Redness: Redness aournd the eyes and be due to a number of reasons: 1) children are notorius for scratching and itching around the eye with resultant irritation, 2) allergic reaction and most concerning 3) periorbital cellulitis which requires antibiotics or 4) orbital cellulitis which is a eye emergency and requires antibiotics. You should have daughter evaluated by primary physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely viral related: This sounds like a viral infection but your daughter should see her pediatrician to make sure she is properly treated. ...Read more
My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?
Many causes: The most common rash that can affect these areas is eczema or atopic dermatitis. Use only unscented and sensitive skin soaps, moisturizers, laundry detergents, and sunscreens only. This rash is usually managed by topical steroids and other medications such as elidel (pimecrolimus). Other rashes are possible too. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has puffiness under her eye like she got punched in the eye and she is itching in her hands and feet as lot.
Allergy response: It sounds like she has allergic reaction. The puffiness around the eye and itch else where most likely reaction to some allergen. Take some kind allergy Med like Zyrgan or Claritin (loratadine) may help with her symptoms. She can wash her closed eye with cold water or ice it. If it's still persist after a few days then she needs to visit a doctor. ...Read more
My 16 months old daughter has a rash around her eyes, on her eyelids, also on the forehead, no itching, no fever. Her eyelids are swollen.?
Could be eczema: While this could be eczema, there are other possible causes including seborrheic dermatitis, bacterial infection, fungal infection (ringworm), dry skin, and others. It could even be a reaction to shampoo or other products, although that is more likely to itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 month old baby got sunburnt under the eye now she is 5 months will her skin go back to normal she has lines and wrinkles?
She will be fine: Unless it was very deep burn for which she would had been in hospital, she will be fine. Skin of babies has great ability to heal. Also i doubt that she has or will have any wrinkles as a result of it. If she has lines or wrinkles right now it may be part of her normal anatomy and way how baby fat distributes in different areas. ...Read more
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