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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 causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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Should there be concern for "red eyes in infant photo? Both eyes are red in photos

Should there be concern for "red eyes in infant photo? Both eyes are red in photos

Hello. : Hello. The pupils look red in photographs because the light from the flash has reflected so that you are seeing the back of the retina. This can be seen in photographs of people of all ages. It is about photographic technique and not about health. Take care. ...Read more

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My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week. ?

My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week. ?

Sounds as if: your baby is also becoming ill. Infants under the age of two months with a rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher should be emergently evaluated and not given Tylenol (acetaminophen). Older infants and children can be offered supportive and comfort care with pain/fever reducers until they have been evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there anything we can do to help a baby's excema? My baby is 6mth and has redness only under her eyes.. Maybe vaseline? Or cream?

Is there anything we can do to help a baby's excema? My baby is 6mth and has redness only under her eyes.. Maybe vaseline? Or cream?

Hydrocortisone 0.5% : But use sparingly as over use may thin the skin permanently on the thinner skin areas like the face and groin. ...Read more

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My 2.5 month baby started to rub her eyes all the time. She also have some redness on her lid. And she also has red vessel inside her eyes.

My 2.5 month baby started to rub her eyes all the time. She also have some redness on her lid.  And she also has red vessel inside her eyes.

Eye allergy: Your baby may have developed an eye allergy probably caused by her stuffed animals, or blanket. Red vessels are blood vessels caused byher eye rubbing. .Remove any possible allergy cause and if necessary pick up some anti allergy eye drops and use twice daily ...Read more

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My wife had a pin eye.now my 10month old baby got it.is it medical emergency. He is normal otherwise.mild redness both eyes.any treatment needed?

My wife had a pin eye.now my 10month old baby got it.is it medical emergency. He is normal otherwise.mild redness both eyes.any treatment needed?

This is not a: medical emergency. However, at his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. He may just need treatment with antibiotic drops, but some conjunctivitis (pink eye) is associated with ear infections, even without other symptoms. Since he can't tell you whether or not his ear hurts, he should be examined. ...Read more

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My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. what can it be the problem? what can I do

My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. what can it be the problem? what can I do

Light sensitivity: Call your pediatrician and ask for an immediate referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist, not a general ophthalmologist. Your baby could have some serious inflammation or an infection. ...Read more

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1 month old baby. Her right eye is just producing tears every now and then but no redness. It looks tired too. Is there an issue?

1 month old baby. Her right eye is just producing tears every now and then but no redness. It looks tired too. Is there an issue?

Check with peds: Probably she has blocked tear duct. Using clear water on a clean, soft cloth, gently wipe any discharge out of your baby's eyes. Do this several times a day or as often as necessary. The tear ducts lie just beneath the nasal corner of the eyes. Gently massage this area moving your fingertip in a semi-circle from the corner of the eye inward toward the nose. But for sure bring her to see peds. ...Read more

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I was giving a syrup (ambrodil-s) to my 5 month baby, and accidentally some drops went into her eye, her eyes are not red until. what should i do now?

I was giving a syrup (ambrodil-s) to my 5 month baby, and accidentally some drops went into her eye, her eyes are not red until. what should i do now?

Wash out her eye now: Wash her eye out with water for 15 minutes under running tap water right now. Then take her to an eye doctor specialist as soon as possible for a good exam of the cornea. ...Read more

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My baby has large red bags under her eyes. They've been there for about two weeks now. any suggestions? Thanks!

My baby has large red bags under her eyes. They've been there for about two weeks now. any suggestions? Thanks!

Red bags under eyes : Could be a dermatitis (allergy to a food or detergent) or conjunctivitis eyes are red. She pediatrician if any fevers or pain. ...Read more

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15 month old baby has red lines in eyes... eyes are not watery and he is not rubbing the eyes... WHat can be the possible cause?

15 month old baby has red lines in eyes... eyes are not watery and he is not rubbing the eyes... WHat can be the possible cause?

Red eye lines: The most common cause for red lines in the conjunctiva of a young child like this is irritation. This is usually environmental such as smoke, pollens or dryness. Even strong scents and perfumes can cause it in susceptible children. Think about his environment and see what you can change. Try saline tear drops over the weekend and see if that helps. If persists,may need eye doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days. His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days.  His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

Conjunctivitis: Mucopurulent conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is a bacterial infection of the eyes that can cause green/yellowish/crusting drainage, redness, irritation and mattering. Treatment would include evaluation by a doctor and possible topical antibiotic drops in the eyes. All the best! ...Read more

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During a bath a baby soap got into my 1 month old baby's eyes. They are red. does it harm?

During a bath a baby soap got into my 1 month old baby's eyes. They are red. does it harm?

No need to worry: Absolutely not, wash the eyes with water, the redness will disappear gradually. No need to worry. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My one month old baby has watery eyes and little red bumps around his eyes what could it be?

New born: Watering in new borne is usually due to a blocked tear drainage system. This can resolve on its own but may need massaging, the proper way to massage needs to be shown you by an ophthalmologist. The red bumps are most likely congested oil glands. ...Read more

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My 7 month n10days baby has runny nose little bit cough n blocked , his under eyes become bit red . Plz help me?

My 7 month  n10days  baby has runny nose little  bit cough n blocked , his under eyes become bit red . Plz help me?

Red eyes: He may have caught a viral infection that can cause cold like symptoms as well as a viral conjunctivitis causing red eye.
Recommend following up with your doctor to make sure he hasn't caught any severe infection that needs to be treated.
Viral infections are usually self limited so it will probably improve in a matter of days. ...Read more

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Can 10 month old baby have seasonal allergies ? Always rubbing nose and eyes.. Eyes are red...Running nose clear ....

Can 10 month old baby have seasonal allergies ? Always rubbing nose and eyes.. Eyes are red...Running nose clear ....

Yes: It is not very common, but i see a few new babies every different allergy season that have the classic symptoms you are describing. If there is family history, or baby has had any problems with wheezing/asthma and/or eczema, then even more suspicious for allergies. There is a prescription medicine approved for allergic rhinitis in this young age group, so i would talk to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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My baby rubs her eyes a lot...Especially when tired and has little red spots under her eye. They look like little red pimples/sores. Is it irritation?

My baby rubs her eyes a lot...Especially when tired and has little red spots under her eye. They look like little red pimples/sores. Is it irritation?

Rubbing eyes: Her eyes may be itching because of allergy, possibly from a stuffed animal. Pimples under her eyes are from the irritation. ...Read more

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My baby is 9 months old and for weeks has watery, red eyes snotty nose. Can he have environmental allergies or animal allergies at that age?

My baby is 9 months old and for weeks has watery, red eyes snotty nose. Can he have environmental allergies or animal allergies at that age?

Allergies: Most definitely. If he sleeps with stuffed animals that could be a cause or a down pillow or wool blankets. There are many other allergens he might be exposed to in his bedroom.See an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby has a red and watery eye. What could it be?

My baby has a red and watery eye. What could it be?

Conjunctivitis?: The causes of your short description are too numerous to count. The most common causes would be allergy, viral/bacterial conjunctivitis, trauma such as eye rubbing, etc. I would go see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, i caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, i caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

Bruise: Not sure about the age of your child. Glad that you caught her before she hit her head on the floor. Place an ice-pack over the affected area on the face. For children above the age 6 months you can give a dose of children's Motrin (ibuprofen) / Ibuprofen = this is an anti-inflammatory medicine and will be helpful for the enlarging bruise (also known as contusion).
Call your pediatrician, follow-up asap. ...Read more

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My 2 months old baby's right eye is always red and has discharge all the time?

Need exam: The symptoms may indicate an eye infection or a blockage in the tear darinage apparatus. Please get you child examined so this does not turn into a serious problem. ...Read more