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Swollen Eyelid in 11-month Old

post #1 of 8
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Good morning,

 

My eleven-month old DS woke up with a distinctly swollen left eye this morning.  It's not crusty or oozing or anything like that.  There is a bit of redness underneath his eye.  Also, it appears he scratched himself in the corner of the same eye.  Is it likely he scratched the inside portion of the lid or something along those lines?  Is this something else entirely?  He doesn't seem bothered by his eye at all.  

 

I've tried a warm compress and will continue with those throughout the day.  Is there anything else I should do?  Should I call the doctor?  (This, of course, would happen on a Saturday morning.)

post #2 of 8
Honestly, I would mainly just leave it alone. I might squirt some breastmilk in it, but other than that I would just ignore it. It is likely that he scratched it, and that is why its swollen. Babies and eyes both heal super fast, so I would just wait it out. It will likely be gone by monday, so there wont be any reason for you to go to the doctor.
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Honestly, I would mainly just leave it alone. I might squirt some breastmilk in it, but other than that I would just ignore it. It is likely that he scratched it, and that is why its swollen. Babies and eyes both heal super fast, so I would just wait it out. It will likely be gone by monday, so there wont be any reason for you to go to the doctor.

I second the breastmilk and wait. If it gets worse or isn't better by Monday, by all means, have it checked out. But otherwise, I'd wait it out.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks mamas.  :)

post #5 of 8

Was he on his tummy for sleeping?
Most likely, its justfluid pooling due to being in the same position for so long.
My baby has this happen as well.
Once the little one learns to change positions more in the night, it will no longer happen.

post #6 of 8

Breastmilk does amazing things for eye irritations and infections. Hope it gets better soon!

post #7 of 8

How is your babe doing?  Let us know :)

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Baby boy is great!  The redness reduced alot by the afternoon, and I put a little bit of breast milk in the corner of his eye.  By the next day everything was back to normal.  I think he poked himself in the eye, to be honest.  Silly lamb - still developing those motor skills.  :)

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