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Why does my baby have gooey eyes?

Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
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Why does my baby have gooey eyes?

Could be infection : "gooey" eyes could be a sign of infection (conjunctivitis) or it could represent a blocked tear duct. If tears can't drain, it can look like a discharge from the eye. If a tear duct is blocked, you might see a small swelling under the eye, close to the nose. Although your doctor should confirm this diagnosis, some gentle lacrimal massage (under the lower eyelid) may help open up the tear duct. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have black and blue eyelids?

Why does my baby have black and blue eyelids?

Childbirth?: If you are referring to bruising around the eyes at the time of childbirth, this is very common. With a normal delivery, it can still be somewhat traumatic to the baby, and bruising can be seen around the eyes. Usually there is no injury. If you are unsure you can ask your pediatrician, or if this has developed at a later age, an immediate eye examination or discussion with peds is indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficiency, it can be a intestinal bug or many other possible causes. Treating the symptoms alone wont get the answer, so, some evaluation of the stool may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have breasts?

Why does my baby have breasts?

Hormones!: The levels of circulating hormones in your baby's body after birth are really high! additionally, they might be getting an extra boost of hormones from breast-feeding as well. Never fear; those hormone levels will fall within the first few months of your baby's life, and the breast tissue will subside. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have white discharge coming from his nipples? What can I do?

Why does my baby have white discharge coming from his nipples? What can I do?

Usually normal: Discharge from the nipples is a normal response to the mother's hormones passing to the baby through the breast milk, and can occur in boys as well as girls. If the area around the nipple is red or tender, or if the baby is fussy, irritable or has a fever, they should be examined. ...Read more

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Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

It takes them...: ...Several months to figure out what they are seeing, and several more to figure out that both eyes are looking at the same thing; once that happens, they can adjust their vision so that the information from both eyes is fed to the vision center of the brain to make one 3d picture of the surrounding world. ...Read more

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Why does my baby wink her eyes?

Why does my baby  wink her eyes?

"Wink" or "Blink" ?: If she winks with one eye, something may be in it or irritating it. If both blink & water when she's outside on sunny days, it could be from congenital cataracts. If she blinks all the time, it could be from other issues. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist if (s)he can't tell if there's a problem or not. I'll also refer your question to our experts in that field. ...Read more

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Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Mgt: It may be perfectly normal, but one cause is diaphragmatic irritation. Has the baby had any history of pneumonia? Is the baby growing normally? ...Read more

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Why does my child have baby acne?

Why does my child have baby acne?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels cause baby acne. This is not dangerous, not permanent, does not need treatment and generally does not scar. It should generally clear up by about 3 months. ...Read more

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Why does my child have diarea?

Why does my child have diarea?

See Peds Dr: Too many options: food choice; food allergy; other allergy; virus or other infectious; depending on age-could be congenital issue; stress/anxiety; etc., etc. Best to start w/child's pediatrician for good history & exam +/- basic tests. ...Read more

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Why does my son always have blue feet?

Why does my son always have blue feet?

Age/weight/symptoms: It is common for newborns & infants in the first months to shift circulation away from the feet & hands when they are in a room cooler than body temperature. This is an energy saving event.Stick the same foot or hand in warm water & it is suddenly pink. ...Read more

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My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

Clean and massage: Your baby has a clogged tear duct. This is very common. First, you can wipe off the discharge with a clean washcloth 2-3 x/day. Then, you can massage the area between the nasal corner of the eye and the nose by rubbing it with a clean finger for 1 minute. You can massage the duct 4-6 times a day. ...Read more

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Why does my eye get red and watery after i take my contact out?

Why does my eye get red and watery after i take my contact out?

Contact problem: Do not ignore problems with contact lenses. Your eyes should be comfortable both while wearing and after removing contact lenses. Ignoring problems can have serious consequences. Do not continue to wear the contacts until you have seen an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my eye hurt when I have a cold?

Why does my eye hurt when I have a cold?

Many reasons: Some cold infections are caused by viruses that can also directly affect the eye. Usually the eye will be red or have discharge in that case. Colds can lead to inflammation of tissue around the eye, as well as sinus involvement, or blockage of the tear duct. This pressure can result in eye pain. If you have vision change, worse pain, nausea, you should have the eye pain evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is the skin of my new born baby like yellow since i feed him, does that mean I have something wrong with my breast?

Why is the skin of my new born baby like yellow since i feed him, does that mean I have something wrong with my breast?

Work overload: Mother cleanses babies blood, removing waste until the cord is clamped. Newborns must convert blood that worked better in the womb to air breather blood ; this conversion creates waste products that can result in jaundice. Most are visibly yellow by day 4 clearing by a week or so. Contact your doc if this concerns you. ...Read more

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Why does my 3-year-old always have dark circles under her eyes?

Why does my 3-year-old always have dark circles under her eyes?

Dark Circles: Dark circles under eyes can be due to many issues. In kids, if there are no other symptoms (itchiness, weight loss, kidney problems), often it can be normal, genetic or mean the child has atopy (predisposition to allergies). Be sure the child is sleeping well and see a pediatrician for a general exam. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes have a slight yellow tint.

Jaundice: A yellow tint in the whites of the eye can be a sign of jaundice, which can be an indication of a serious liver problem. You should probably see your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more