Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nina | 2012-10-19


1year old with puffy eyes

Hello, my 1 year old baby girl has been getting puffy eyes lately, and has dark circles around her eyes, especially in the mornings. What could be the reason? She is eating well, other then solids I am still breastfeeding her. She has around 100ml of water a day. Thank you in advance.

Expert's Reply



There are several possible causes for swollen eyelids in a baby of this age. An eye infection is one of the most likely causes. An allergy is another possible cause.I suspect that there could well be an allergic cause for your baby's swollen eyelids. As puffy eyes can also be caused by important other causes such as a kidney problem it would be best to take your baby to see your paediatrician. It is important that a proper diagnosis of the casue of her swollen eye lids is made.

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