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My new born baby eyes are sticky .Wt could be the reason?

My new born baby eyes are sticky .Wt could be the reason?

Blocked tear ducts: The most common causes of sticky eyes in newborns are either blocked tear ducts (that drain tears from the eyes to the nose) or conjunctivitis (an infection of the skin lining the inside of the eyelids and the outside of the white of the eye). Blocked tear drains eventually open on their own in most children by 1 year of age, but see an eye doctor to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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15 month old baby has red lines in eyes... eyes are not watery and he is not rubbing the eyes... WHat can be the possible cause?

15 month old baby has red lines in eyes... eyes are not watery and he is not rubbing the eyes... WHat can be the possible cause?

Red eye lines: The most common cause for red lines in the conjunctiva of a young child like this is irritation. This is usually environmental such as smoke, pollens or dryness. Even strong scents and perfumes can cause it in susceptible children. Think about his environment and see what you can change. Try saline tear drops over the weekend and see if that helps. If persists,may need eye doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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The skin around my 13 year old sister's mouth is greenish yellowish. The whites of her eyes are blueish too. Could this be serious, or is she okay?

The skin around my 13 year old sister's mouth is greenish yellowish. The whites of her eyes are blueish too. Could this be serious, or is she okay?

Need more : Detailed history. Is this acute or chronic? Best thing to do is to consult with her pediatrician to see if she needs any tests done and come up with a diagnosis, then proceed further if need be. ...Read more

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My baby was born with very protruding eyes his pediatrician isn't concern. His eyes are always getting scratched/poked. Is there a surgery for this?M

My baby was born with very protruding eyes his pediatrician isn't concern.  His eyes are always getting scratched/poked.  Is there a surgery for this?M

2nd opinion: Your pediatrician is likely correct, though you may want to get a second opinion. If you or baby's dad have the same type of eyes, than it is just an inherited trait. If his eyes are quite different from yours and are truly getting traumatized, you should consider seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist. Your pediatrician can refer you as needed. ...Read more

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Hi. My newborn sometimes brings her tongue outside shes not mongol baby the thyriid test was normal what could be th reason ?

Hi. My newborn sometimes brings her tongue outside shes not mongol baby the thyriid test was normal what could be th reason ?

Normal: Newborns do not have good control of their muscles. It is common that they have the tongue sticking out a little bit. Don't worry about this. With growth and development she will out grow this. Enjoy your baby. There will always be somthing to worry about as they grow and change. ...Read more

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My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. what can it be the problem? what can I do

My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. what can it be the problem? what can I do

Light sensitivity: Call your pediatrician and ask for an immediate referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist, not a general ophthalmologist. Your baby could have some serious inflammation or an infection. ...Read more

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My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

Not possible: I am sorry to say that this is a congenital failure of optic nerve development and cannot be improved. I am sure that the nerve is not detached; it probably is maldeveloped and atrophic. The residual vision depends upon how much of the nerve remains and whether the eye is normally developed at the end of the nerve. ...Read more

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My 5 mo baby girl's left eye is watery at times. Could it be due to cold? No other symptoms. She is active otherwise.

My 5 mo baby girl's left eye is watery at times. Could it be due to cold? No other symptoms. She is active otherwise.

Possible tear issue: A small group of infants have an obstruction to the lower portion of the tear drainage system (inside in the nasal passages). Since the tear overflow is on one side only, this is a possibiity. It can also occur from disease in that eye. Best to have your pediatrician look at this and he/she will refer the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist if needed. ...Read more

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4month old baby has dry skin. What could be the problem?

4month old baby has dry skin. What could be the problem?

Moisturize: Dry skin is a common issue with infants. If there are dry patches baby could be dealing with eczema but likely it is just due to poor skin hygiene. Moisturize with fragrant free moisturizure like Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil 1-2 times a day. Best time is right after bath-time. Avoid long, hot baths as this can be drying to skin. See PCP if this fails to resolve symptoms. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has a yellowish/green discharge coming from the corners of her eyes. The whites of the eyes are not red, and she is happy. What to do?

My 7 month old has a yellowish/green discharge coming from the corners of her eyes. The whites of the eyes are not red, and she is happy. What to do?

Warm compresses: I would just wipe away the drainage from the corners of her eyes with a clean warm damp washcloth. If it persists past 10 days or if it gets worse then take her in to see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is it? My son (born 1/9/17) has build up of mucus in his right eye. Eye is white. Reason to be concerned or normal?

What is it? My son (born 1/9/17) has build up of mucus in his right eye. Eye is white. Reason to be concerned or normal?

Lacrimal obstruction: If the eye looks normal , then the most common cause of this is obstruction of the tear (lacrimal) outflow. Have your pediatrician check this out; it is common in newborns (about 2%). Keep it clean and you can help it along by mild squeezing of the bridge of the nose to clear out stagnant material. Your pediatrician can advise you if you need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8yrs old & her teeth on the bottom r not loose at all &the new ones are fully in. Is she too young to be put under to have them pulled?

My daughter is 8yrs old & her teeth on the bottom r not loose at all &the new ones are fully in. Is she too young to be put under to have them pulled?

No: If your 8 year old daughter has teeth that are indicated for removal, is healthy, and extremely anxious, having the procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia by a qualified and trained person is not a contraindication. It may be less traumatic as well as sometimes safer if she is extremely anxious and/or combative. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and just lost my 1 month old baby due to hydranencephaly. What are the chances of problem in subsequent pregnancy? I need some advise.

I'm 29 and just lost my 1 month old baby due to hydranencephaly. What are the chances of problem in subsequent pregnancy? I need some advise.

Listed as 4%: Recurrence risk of this defect is cited as 4%. Prenatal diagnostic techniques allow detection of about 90% of those with this or related neural tube defects. ...Read more

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My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

Check: Have his eyes checked. His ability to respond to light may be a problem. Some people have different sized pupils but have him checked. All the best. ...Read more

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My mother age is 48 and she is seeing some black spot when close her eyes. What can be the reason?

My mother age is 48 and she is seeing some black spot when close her eyes. What can be the reason?

Exam: A comprehensive eye exam including dilation of the pupils will be helpful to elucidate the reason she's seeing black spot(s) in her vision. Otherwise I would merely be guessing and there could be something going on that's particularly important to manage. Have her See an ophthalmologist. Best of luck. ...Read more