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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
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
Be Seen: If one of your infant's eyes is yellow, it is unlikely to be due to a systemic cause like jaundice. Some parents will describe their child's eye as yellow when crusted tears or pus collects in the corner of the eye. The crusting of tears is not generally a problem, but the possibility of infection makes this a condition for which evaluation by a medical professional is recommended. ...Read more
Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more
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
Is glow in the dark stickers safe on infant eyes?, especially that I intend to stick them on the ceiling.
No problem: There is no danger from glow in the dark stickers. ...Read more
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
No, certainly not all babies and children, but many do. Some people are simply more sensitive to bright lights than others. Many kids hate flash photos, for instance, while others don't seem to notice an issue.
However, children who complain about pain with light or children who previously were fine and now complain about a new problem with bright lights should be evaluated. ...Read more
Is it normal for babies to have yellow discharge in there eyes almost to the point of being sealed shut?
Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more
No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more
Blocked tear duct: Blocked tear ducts can persis for many months. I normally recommend controlling the mild secondary infection with intermittant antibiotic eye drops until 4-6 months of age. I refer the small # who persist beyond that time to a pediatric ophthalmologist for probing of the ducts. ...Read more
Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more
My 1 week infant girl has got sticky eyes. What can be done and approximately how much milk should be given in regular intervals?
Blocked tear ducts: Sticky eyes are usually related to a blocked lacrimal duct (tear duct). Massage gently with warm water cotton ball under the lower eyelid from nose out on each side several times a day. If the discharge gets heavy yellow or green, see your pediatrician. The formula/breastmilk should be 2-3 ounces every 3-4 hours. I hope this helps. :) ...Read more
My infant is 6 months old and has vertical nystagmus when a light source is flashed on her eyes. No other problems. Is it normal or pathological?
Vertical nystagmus: Usually prompts an evaluation to check for central nervous system causes. Horizontal nystagmus can be benign. You are close enough to the specialists at the yale child study center as well as their pediatric ophthalmologists, neurologists, etc. To seek second opinions/evaluations there for your baby. Best of luck in your search for answers for your little one. ...Read more
Redness and red dots under babies eyes. 7mths. What is this? Excema? What should I do? Some days better than others, sometimes only one eye or two..
Is tobastar eye drops a steroid.. ....could I use it for an infant eyes one and half month baby...
Till what age babies eyes seem cross eyed? Mine is 7 mo and one of her eyes is still slightly crossed
Several factors: Some babies have broader noses which makes the eyes look out of alignment (when they are not). The things to notice are if one eye only seems consistent out of line - or: if when you take photos and see the "red eye" and instead of being in both eyes one is consistently dark (out of line) then there might be a problem. Ask you pediatrician if you have difficulty making this decision. ...Read more
Woke up with swollen itches eyes. Have 2 babies and do not want to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there something else I can take?
What if newborn infant boy pees into his eyes? Does he need any medicine to prevent infection? Thanks!
How do grandparents affect eye colour in babies? If neither parent has blue eyes and one grandma does, how does baby inherit blue eyes? (if they stay)
How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair, eyes, and skin color change after born?
Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more
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