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What To Do My Baby Has Itchy Eyes
Maybe: Smaller babies rub their eyes and ears when tired and close to sleep time. Dryness of the skin around the eyes can be another reason why your child may itch her eyes. An of course environmental allergens are another common reason. Other symptoms you may see with environmental allergies are watery eyes, itchy nose, nasal congestion and sneezing (for older kids). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby has itchy eyes nose and ears? Can you help? She's 8 months old and is having trouble going to sleep because of it
No: Consult your pediatrician before using over the counter allergy medicines or eye drops. Itchy eyes are often a sign of allergy, but there many be other issues as well. If your child is having a hard time sleeping or constant irritation, your doctor may prescribe some mild allergy medications at a very specific dose based on your baby's weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If so how do I find out what's causing it?
M.D. visit: If your baby has a blotchy rash that looks like hives this is also consistent with an allergic reaction. Red eyes may be caused by many conditions I would suggest gently rinsing the eyes with sterile saline to soothe the eye, and avoid any possible triggering agent such as dust. A visit with you doctor is suggested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fasciculations?: Not sure what you mean by vibrating. There are eyelid twitches (usually a lower lid) when your eyes are open or "fasciculations" or quivering of the upper eyelids when eyes are closed while awake. Caffeine has been implicated in both these scenarios but it could be strain of facial muscles from stress or routine gesticulations (facial expressions). Itching is usually allergy but could b other prob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. See an eye md to help determine the underlying cause, and seek treatment advice. Often a drop such as an artificial tear, otc or rx drop for allergies, sometimes a short course of a mild topical steroid, is prescribed. Cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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