Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sophie | 2010/12/07

Q.

allergy

my child woke up with swollen eyes, i took her to the Doctor and was just told that its allergy. i asked what type of allergy it is but the Doctor said i dont have a reason to be concerned it will pass.

it was just swollen eyes no pain, nothing
please advice

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very likely that your little girl [age not given] has an eye allergy problem. This is known as 'allergic conjunctivitis'.She may be allergic to something in your home such as a cat or dog or more commonly to pollen in the air at this time of the year especially grass pollen.This kind of allergy can be very long lasting and troublesome. It would be best for your daughter to be seen by a paediatric allergist. There are specialists in all the main centres in SA.

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