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What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Infant rubbing

Eye and ear rubbing by an infant could be habitual in nature but it could be related to allergy, viruses, or other causes.
I would recommend ruling out other issues by seeing your pediatrician.

In brief: Infant rubbing

Eye and ear rubbing by an infant could be habitual in nature but it could be related to allergy, viruses, or other causes.
I would recommend ruling out other issues by seeing your pediatrician.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things

Constant eye rubbing can mean many things from simple eye allergies to the infant rubbing eyes because they hurt the infant or has poor vision (oculodugital syndrome).
See a your pediatrician first, ask to be sent to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Ear rubbing has not been found to predict ear infections (pediatrics 4.2010) the child is self simulating maybe normal, but good idea to get examined.

In brief: Many things

Constant eye rubbing can mean many things from simple eye allergies to the infant rubbing eyes because they hurt the infant or has poor vision (oculodugital syndrome).
See a your pediatrician first, ask to be sent to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Ear rubbing has not been found to predict ear infections (pediatrics 4.2010) the child is self simulating maybe normal, but good idea to get examined.
Dr. Damien Luviano
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