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How come i always have redness under my eyes?

How come i always have redness under my eyes?

Eyelid redness: Blepharitis is caused by blocked up oil glands which lead to inflammation. Inflammation lead to bleed vessel dilation, fluid accumulation, and secondary puffiness/redness. ...Read more

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My 2.5 yo has some redness under his eyes. Is that the same as those when older people have black under eyes?

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

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My son who is 3 has redness under both eyes about the size of your thumb nail what is it? He is not unwell

My son who is 3 has redness under both eyes about the size of your thumb nail what is it? He is not unwell

Many things: Is the area round? Raised? Itchy? Scaly? Most commonly, this could represent allergies or seborrhea/eczema. Duration and associated symptoms/findings are necessary to further delineate. Best is to have it checked out if you're worried. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has very bright redness under his eyes and on his cheeks. He had his TdaP and MMRV vaccines 7 days ago. Are these related?

My 4 year old has very bright redness under his eyes and on his cheeks.  He had his TdaP and MMRV vaccines 7 days ago.  Are these related?

Probably not : If he was has having a reaction to the Tdap the time frame is off. It usually occurs 4hrs - 48 hrs post dose. For the MMRV vaccine that is a live virus vaccine. So if you're getting a reaction it would be because you're having a viremia 7-9 days post dose. There might be associated symptoms such as little vesicles around injection site, runny nose, fever,etc. if worried see his doc. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has fever congestion and redness under his eyes also gets tired after playing a few minutes with his toys or walker what could be wrong?

My 8 month old has fever congestion and redness under his eyes also gets tired after playing a few minutes with his toys or walker what could be wrong?

Needs to be seen: by his pediatrician, can still be viral respiratory infection, but needs evaluation, and possible some prescription medications, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Is there anything we can do to help a baby's excema? My baby is 6mth and has redness only under her eyes.. Maybe vaseline? Or cream?

Is there anything we can do to help a baby's excema? My baby is 6mth and has redness only under her eyes.. Maybe vaseline? Or cream?

Hydrocortisone 0.5% : But use sparingly as over use may thin the skin permanently on the thinner skin areas like the face and groin. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old have red dots under her eyes?

Why does my 3 year old have red dots under her eyes?

Under?: You mean eyelid? Or in the white of her eye? Ask your pediatrician. I am sure they are probably fine but i would ask. ...Read more

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My baby has large red bags under her eyes. They've been there for about two weeks now. any suggestions? Thanks!

Red bags under eyes : Could be a dermatitis (allergy to a food or detergent) or conjunctivitis eyes are red. She pediatrician if any fevers or pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get small red blotches under my eyes but don't stay there all day?

Why do I get small red blotches under my eyes but don't stay there all day?

Red eyelids: The most common cause for temporary redness of the eyelids is rubbing. I urge you to try to stop touching or rubbing your eyes. If you have irritation, check with your eye doctor as to a cause for the irritation. ...Read more

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What sort of headaches give you pain behind eyes, red patches under eyes & also make them "puffy" ?

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

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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Not really!: Eczema causes dry, course, rough, darkened skin, but not really postules, unless you get an infection! ...Read more

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How do I treat dry, red skin under my eyes?

How do I treat dry, red skin under my eyes?

What is the cause?: Depends on the cause. If it is just dryness then a good facial moisturizer will help. If you are allergic to something then finding out to what is crucial for any treatment to be truly effective. You may need allergy testing. Seeing either an allergist or a dermatologist would be a good thing to consider. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dry, red skin under my eyes?

See a dermatologist: What you are describing is eczema of the skin under the eyes. It could be cured with a little topical steroid over the red area and not in the eye. You can try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream, rub over red area twice daily for maximum one week. If not resolved you must see a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my eyes are red and under eyes are puffy should I see a eye dr

When I wake up in the morning my eyes are  red and under eyes are puffy  should I see a eye dr

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

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Small red bumps under my eyes, what could they be?

Small red bumps under my eyes, what could they be?

May be warts: Two conditions one is regular warts, or papilloma and molluscum contagiosum are viral bumbs that tend to multiply in eyelids. If you mean at the lid margin they may be inspissated meibomian glands. See an ophthalmologist for proper DX and rx. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and under my eyes and down to my cheekbone is also red.Dry itchy and tender to the touch. Are there any home remedies for this.

My eyes are red and under my eyes and down to my cheekbone is also red.Dry itchy and tender to the touch. Are there any home remedies for this.

Allergy/blepharitis: This could be blepharitis (lid inflammation), infection, eczema or allergy. Treat blepharitis with warm compresses to eyelids x 10 min 2x/d ; baby shampoo eyelid scrubs. If allergy, stop any new eye creams, cleansers, make up, drops ; take oral antihistamine (claratin/benadryl). See your eye doctor to rule out infection. They may prescribe antibiotics or steroid cream depending on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Blepharitis-Rosacea?: Careful exam to achieve correct diagnosis ; direct therapy. Swelling ; redness usually symptoms of low grade infection-inflammation. Gentle cleansing with mild soap ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment can be helpful. Seek care if persists or fails to respond. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

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

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I had a seizure at church and when I got home I noticed that I have a small red mark under my eye and red dots under both eyes. Never had this before.

I had a seizure at church and when I got home I noticed that I have a small red mark under my eye and red dots under both eyes. Never had this before.

Visit your physician: If this is your first seizure I would recommend you see your doctor and a neurologist to determine if this seizure is going to reoccur and if you need medications. If this is not your first seizure, perhaps you need to change your anti-seizure medication. Regarding the red mark and red dots under both eyes I would recommend a physician have look at you and determine this is not platelet issue. ...Read more

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My 7 year has red blotches under her eyes she doesn't have sinus its not itchy and its not sunburn she has just got over glandular fever?

My 7 year has red blotches under her eyes she doesn't have sinus its not itchy and its not sunburn she has just got over glandular fever?

Residual immune reac: Sometimes youbg patients have skin reactions after systemic residual reactions. The periorbital skin is the thinnest skin in the body. ...Read more