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My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?

My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen).  She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?

Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Why are the eyes of harlequin babies red?

Why are the eyes of harlequin babies red?

Poor eyelid closure: In babies with harlequin ichthyosis, the eyelids are not formed properly causing them to turn away from the eye. This causes poor closure leading to dry and red eyes. ...Read more

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Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Why might an infant's eyes quiver?

Nystagmus: This is abnormal. Take the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for examination. ...Read more

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Could you use clear eyes in babies?

Could you use clear eyes in babies?

No: Over-the-counter eye drops are not formulated for babies. If your child has redness of the eyes, drainage, or other eye symptoms, call your doctor. It may be a bacterial infection, a virus, a blocked tear duct or allergy related, but your doctor can determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why there are dark circle around babies eyes?

Why there are dark circle around babies eyes?

Normal: In most case no significance no medical problem some babies with nasal/eye allergies may have dark circle Please discuss with your pediatrician during next well visit ...Read more

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Why does my infant have red lines in the whites of her eyes?

Why does my infant have red lines in the whites of her eyes?

From childbirth: Often the pressure built up during the process of childbirth will cause small burst blood vessels in the white part of the eye in both the mother and the infant. This is totally benign and will resolve usually within a few weeks. If there is yellow discharge as well or crusting or it gets worse or doesn't clear, show your health care provider. ...Read more

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What should I do if one of my babies eyes is yellow?

What should I do if one of my babies eyes is yellow?

Same as for 2: Many babies will have a transient yellowing in the white of their eyes the first week after birth as their body learns to metabolize bilirubin. If this is what you are seeing & it is worsening, the baby needs to be evaluated. If your baby is older & the yellow is new, the baby needs to be seen to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure....See your pediatrician soon.... ...Read more

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