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Red Under Eyes In Children
My 2.5 yo has some redness under his eyes. Is that the same as those when older people have black under eyes?
Possibly: Redness under the eyes of a small child could be many issues. The most common would be allergies or any other source of eye irritation leading to chronic rubbing. This is different from the black under the eyes of adults. You should have the child evaluated for the cause of the redness/inflammation so it can be properly treated. ...Read more
Constant scalp irritation for three years. Bumps and redness. Dryness on scalp and under eyes. Burning eyelids and hair loss. Face always feels oily?
Lside nose swollen and painful but NO redness bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin 5 days now pain is worse and swelling spread to Rside and under eyes. Help?
Serious!: The location of this infection is the real problem. Infections in the region of the nose, forehead and upper lip can spread quickly and even track back to the brain. You may need IV antibiotics. Please return to your doctor or hospital right away. ...Read more
What sort of headaches give you pain behind eyes, red patches under eyes & also make them "puffy"?
Some: Thees can be cluster headaches, much more rare in women, but no unheard of. There is a group of disorders call trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (tac) and hemicrania continue. All of these have some overlapping similarities. Treatment with Indomethacin is a "test" so to speak. If you respond to indomethacin, you may have one of these disorders. ...Read more
Depends: There are a variety of reasons your eyes may be red and eyelids puffy upon awakening. Allergies come to mind at the top of the list. Dry eyes, nocturnal lagophthalmos, infection, medications, poor sleep or short sleep duration, are amoung the other causes. So it depends on cause and symptoms. If you have no change in vision or comfort, just monitor. Artificial tears, Zaditor™ are some ideas. ...Read more
My boyfriends under eyes have been becoming red and puffy when he sleeps. It's progressed to almost like chapped skin. How should it b treated?
Side effect?: Your medication lists Retin A (tretinoin) and Tretinoin - both can cause drying of the skin and redness. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive. Moisten your face with water at bedtime and cover area with layer of vaseline to help hydrate skin at night. Contact your MD who prescribed the medications and have it checked out. ...Read more
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
Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a common ailment resulting from an allergic reaction to certain irritants touching your skin, according to the eye care source website. This can occur from eye make-up or skin foundation. Your eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow or the tools used for applying them may have accumulated bacteria over time. This will irritate your skin, dry it out and perhaps cause it to flake. ...Read more
Swellings under eyes (2 symettrical) Do not hurt, slightly red, no change (1 year.) Rosacea? But no change after ointment + tetracycline (2mth)
Lower eye issue: Best to seek OLY IN PERSON evaluations. It could be many dx's.! ...Read more
My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however the puffiness under the eyes may be due to excessive intake of salt, try reducing your salt consumption. For dryness use an emollient like Vaseline.
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What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.
See your doctor: Your history has listed hypothyroid and diabetes on insulin pump; in addition, your symptoms are vague and can be caused by so many things. I would recommend making an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms. That way they can ask the proper f/u questions and better understand what you are noticing AND they can examine you (which is an important part when you are c/o abd pain) ...Read more
My sister has these bright red not raised scratch like marks all over her chest and under eyes. High liver enzymes but said to be ok but getting worse?
Red marks: Your description is not specific for anything specific. Go see a regular doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Eyelid dermatitis is a skin inflammation that occurs on the eyelids. It can create dry, flaky skin on the eyelids or an itchy rash, depending on the exact nature of the inflammation. It can affect eyesight if the eyelid becomes swollen or if the skin flakes off and irritates the eye.
This condition is usually caused by an allergic reaction. Treatment is a topical rx cortisone like Cloderm cream. ...Read more
My 7 month n10days baby has runny nose little bit cough n blocked, his under eyes become bit red. Plz help me?
He may have caught a viral infection that can cause cold like symptoms as well as a viral conjunctivitis causing red eye.
Recommend following up with your doctor to make sure he hasn't caught any severe infection that needs to be treated.
Viral infections are usually self limited so it will probably improve in a matter of days. ...Read more
My skin looks really horrible I have black eyelids and under eyes red acne marks puffy eyes everyone says I look old im only 18 Dull skin?
My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?
Dark circles: Hi Lois! Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read more
I hate my facial skin people say I look old dark eyes acne marks blackheads and red marks under eyes what should I do? It holds me back as a person
See a dermatologist: There are many cosmetic treatments availableGet a more detailed answer ›
3yr old past 2 times in saltwater, sun, sunscreen gets red splottchy puffy rash under eyes and on cheek. Puked this time. Slightly sun burnt on back.
Allergic reaction or sun exposu: This sounds like a generalized allergic reaction. It could be to salt water, a pathogen in the saltwater, the sunscreen, or something in the sand. Also combination of sun exposure can cause dehydration which can present that these symptoms. Push fluids and administer benadryl (diphenhydramine). If in doubt take the child to the er or pediatrician. ...Read more
I am 18 year old. I have lots of tiny red bumps on my entire face, forehead, cheek, under eyes and chin, above lips. I feel always sandy?
My 3 weeks boy is getting small red spots on fore head, under eyes, arm, ear, etc. I can send pictures, please suggest.
Skin lesions: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Photographs can not be uploaded to Healthtap Basic (only to HealthTap Prime and Concierge). As you son is 3 weeks old - I would consult with his pediatrician. Take care. ...Read more
Son in sun w/70spf on arms/face red went swimming and got blue/purple areas on his arms/hands/legs/feet/face. Got out & had bright red area under eyes?
Bruising.: Take him to the er. This could be due to a bleeding problem. ...Read more
My 20 month old has sneezing, runny nose, red watery eyes and coughing. It sounds like the flim is stuck around her respiratory area? She has been given children's allegra and Tylenol. Doesn't seem to help much! Temperature is 97.4. How concerned should
Probably viral: Child probably has a viral Upper respiratory infection. Usually takes 5-7 days regardless. If lethargic, not drinking, not responding, difficulty breathing, or fever returning then doctor needs to see her again. Children of this age group are incapable of throwing out phlegm but do a very decent job of coughing it up &then swallowing which actually removes it from the respiratory system. ...Read more
Surgery: The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin. In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent. ...Read more
Not clear!: What kind of problem are you having under your eyes? And how long have you had it? Please ask again and clarify. Remember, you have a 150 character limit, including punctuation and spaces, so make your question brief but complete. ...Read more
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin. In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa. ...Read more