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My baby has red eye lids

My baby has red eye lids (upper & lower) yet it doesn't seem to bother him.  I think the left eye looks slightly swollen however this may be my paranoia!  Does this sound like ezcema (eczema) to you, or could it be something else.  I'm breast feeding, so could it be related to something I've eaten?
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Hi,

'Puffy eyes can result from a number of causes, including:

    * Heredity
    * Fluid retention such as due to changes in weather or hormone levels
    * Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness
and itching
    * Certain medications
    * Kidney or thyroid dysfunction.'

'There are a number of steps you can take to prevent and reduce mild under-eye
puffiness:

    * Get enough sleep at night. For most adults, seven to eight hours a night
appears to be the best amount of sleep.
    * Sleep with your head slightly raised. Add an extra pillow or prop up the
head of your mattress. This helps prevent fluids from accumulating around your
eyes as you sleep.
    * While sitting up, apply a cool tap water compress to the skin under your
eyes for a few minutes. You can also use chilled cucumber slices, a refrigerated
gel mask or chilled, damp tea bags.
    * Reduce allergy symptoms. Avoid allergens when possible, and ask your
doctor about over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications.'

You could read more about the condition at the following link -

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-eyes/DS00463/DSECTION=7

If puffiness is severe and persistent or you notice swelling (edema) in other
parts of the baby's body, see her doctor.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us about how the baby is
doing.

Regards.
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i am 21 years old i am a new father........it has been my experience that red eyes on your child.......may also be coused by him or her being tired.......my dooughter is 5 months old..and and everytime she gets tired or hungrey arround her eyes get red...if anybody has any info in regardes to whether this be right or wrong please email me at ***@**** thank you
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I'm a new mother, my son is 3 months and has puffiness under his eyes all day long for weeks. He also has tiny red bumps all over his face, even on his eyelids and right under his eyes. And i have also noticed some kind of dry patches on his face neck and shoulders. does anyone know what this may be? or what can i do?
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