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Toddler Blinking Eyes A Lot
9 year old child been blinking eyes a lot and had a large soft mushy bowel movement in her sleep didn't wake up?
Correlation unlikely: Excessive blinking can be forceful, a tic like condition or non forceful due to weakness of the eye muscle resp. For elevating the upper eyelid. Loss of bowel control may not be related to the eye symptoms but both conditions require a very careful evaluation to rule out other underlying causes. I will recommend an evaluation by your PCP who will determine if a neuro consult is necessary ...Read more
Blinking is the normal mechanism for keeping the ocular surface clear and vision sharp. The tear film is THE most critical layer responsible for clear vision. Best analogy is that of a car windshield. If your driving through a dusty or dry area the view becomes cloudier and cloudier without using the windshield washer function periodically. It's the same with the surface of ...Read more
Habit: Blinking if of course normal and necessary. But a few children will blink excessively and repeatedly in a way that looks disturbing. In almost all cases this is a kind of tic or repeated habit with no underlying pathology. The usual way to get it to stop is simply ignore it, not call attention to it in any way, and most children will revert to normal after time. ...Read more
Blepharospasm/Twitch: Blinking is the normal mechanism for keeping the ocular surface clear and vision sharp. The tear film is THE most critical layer responsible for clear vision. Best analogy is that of a car windshield. If your driving through a dusty or dry area the view becomes cloudier and cloudier without using the windshield washer function periodically. It's the same with the surface of the eye w/o blinking ...Read more
I answered a question recently re kids and blinking eyes.
Same info holds true for adults. People get into habits (nail-biting, nose-picking, blinking, other tics) as stress-relievers.
If the eye exam is normal, most often stress or exhaustion or habit is the cause. Rarely there can be central causes (blepharospam, etc) that require neurological evaluation, possibly imaging, sometimes botox.. ...Read more
Many causes: Excessive blinking has many possible causes. Dry eyes, stress, habitual causes are possible. If the blinking is severe enough to interfere with activities, need to consider more significant problems like blepharospasm if both eyes affected, or hemifacial spasm if just one side of the face is affected. See an eye md to rule out simple causes, and see if further testing is required. ...Read more
Practice: Ask your eye doctor for additional training on the proper use of contact lenses. It sounds as if you need more practice before you wear them. Good luck! ...Read more
Eyes getting dry: A blast of air, be it from a fan or wind, causes your tears to evaporate quickly. To compensate, you blink more since blinking releases tears. The solution is to wear sunglasses when outdoors and avoid having a fan blowing on your face indoors. And you can use artificial tears 4 times a day if it becomes a constant problem. ...Read more
Superstition: There is nothing magic in eyesight. The beauty of the human form is to be enjoyed. Try to look deeper for better-quality long-term relationships, and if you've got the good fortune to be a "beautiful person" yourself, be sure you don't lose too much time on superficial pleasures instead of developing real relationships and career. ...Read more
My son is experiencing blinking eyes and abnormal movements (quality: uncontrollable and repetitive, jerky).
Neurology Cx: Would suggest u visit with a neurologist immediately. Would go to an ER or walk in clinic right away to rule out seizure. ...Read more
Lubrication: Blinking serves at least two functions: removing debris from the eye surface, and lubricating the eye. Eyelids act as "reverse windshield wipers" - they push tears onto the eye's surface in order to keep it moist and nourished. Blinking can clear up vision temporarily in those whose eyes have become dry (from excess staring at the computer, for example), but does not relieve strain. ...Read more
If 88 yr man had cpr (later responded to questions by blinking eyes) had a positive CT scan, but EEG activity of 5%. Chances of braindamage? Waking up?
Family meeting...: In the instances where there's an elderly person who was sick enough to need CPR and the family has questions about prognosis, it's best to have a sit down family meeting with the primary doctor/icu doctor and neurologist to discuss goals of care. On average about 15-18% of people >65 who have CPR survive to hospital discharge. This is serious enough to warrant a family meeting. ...Read more
As with most rashes.: ...This could be a variety of things. This could be a virus, or this could be a bacterial infection that would respond to an antibiotic. This could be little tiny spots of blood under the skin that sometimes show up after hard coughing or vomiting. This could be freckles. It cannot be diagnosed online with the description you've given. You must see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Is eye red?: How long its going on? Discharge? Probably nothing, but if redness and complaints persist, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more
coughing/voming: Small pinpoint red dots that represent small broken capillaries will often show up around the eyes, face &upper torso of kids after a coughing spell or vomiting. These will not be found below the nipple line. They are transient & not the sign of a worrisome problem. ...Read more
Is it Normal for toddler to have cream to yellow in corner of eyes. Can only be seen when he looks to the side.?
What do you think is causing my 21 month toddler to be continuing to sneeze all day, this being the 2nd day. Eyes little puffy. Cno other symptoms.
Depends exact place: Red spots around the eyes, could be due to a range of issues. If it is on the skin and not on the white part of eye, the conjunctiva, then think of dermatological issues. If it blanches or not when glass slide (or plastic cup) pushed down shows if it is petechiae (can be from straining, vomiting, viruses, fever, bugs, allergic dermatitis, chicken pox, etc) or vasculitis (more worrisome). See eyemd. ...Read more
See below: This ia a problem that is best solved by a visit to his/her doctor. Only through a thorough evaluation can a root cause be discovered and an appropriate therapeutic plan implemented. ...Read more
My toddler has a cold and now has yellow crusty discharge from his eyes. His eyes are not pink...But what else could it be?
Pink eye: Not much else it can be. Perhaps allergy? If getting worse, go to pediatrician. ...Read more
Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly. Happened 6 hours ago.?
What would be a reason for a toddler rolling eyes upwards or to the side when playing? He's mostly smiling when he's doing so I think it's play.
Probably behavioral: If it is unassociated with loss of consciousness, it is most likely behavioral. If it is happening more than 6 times a day, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
3 yr old toddler complaining both her eyes hurt all the time for about 2 weeks now. At first I thought it was just a thirst headache. Seeing dr 2morro?
Right steps: Seeing a doctor is a good first step - and a pediatric ophthalmologist might also be in this sequence. Analysis would include things such as does the child see well, are the eyes red, is there discharge or signs of infection, is there associated systemic illness of some sort? And is the condition getting better or worse? Good luck with your child's examination. ...Read more
Sometimes when my toddler has a cold or is sleep deprived he gets what looks like a black eye under one of his eyes. What is it and should I be concerned? He does not seem bothered by it, but it just looks awful.
Toddler is puffy under eyes off and on since birth. Can this be a normal trait for some kids? Normal eye exam.
Puffy eyes: Puffy eyes might sometimes be caused by a smoker on a dog or cat that might be shedding. If any of those things are prevelent it might explain your childs puffy eyes. ...Read more
My toddler just got his 3 15 month shots 4 days ago his nose and eyes has been running can I give him benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Yes: Just carefully follow the dosage directions on the bottle, based on toddler's weight. ...Read more
Toddler is always pale with dark eyes. She sleeps for min of 12hours a night. She has vitamins daily and fairly balanced diet. Gets tired alot.?
See your doctor: It might not be serious, but fatigue in a toddler can be a sign of a serious problem. She needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
20m toddler with pinkeye and prescribed eye drops fights treatment all the 4x she has it. I'm scared of hurting her eyes keeping her eyelids open.
Try this: If you place your thumb/finger on her cheek and tug the skin out/down it creates a shelf. If you put the drops on that shelf & her natural blinking will distribute the drops. Anyone will fight putting stuff directly on the eyeball and naturally try to flick it out. ...Read more
My toddler missed his step on concrete stairs and bumped his nose hard like almost right between the eyes how long should it be swollen its been 24hrs?
What are the symptoms of mono in a toddler my 2 yr old is getting over a virus but possibly has mono has had swollen eyes for a week?
Accidentally put antipyrine and benzocaine ear drops in my toddler's eyes multiple times today without realizing it. Didn't flush because didn't know!
Flush: Call poison control in your area. Have him checked. All the best. ...Read more
Common cold: If the fever is not high, and they do not have difficulty breathing, then keep them comfortable and well hydrated and let it runs its course. Most colds resolve within a few days. If they have high fever and/or difficulty breathing and/or they develop other symptoms, then they should be seen for an evaluation by their pediatrician or hospital emergency room depending on availability. ...Read more
Allergies present: Yes. Do you have a smoker in the house? Have you gotten a new pet in the house, dog or cat. See an allergist for help. ...Read more