Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: debby | 2011/05/31

Q.

dark rings

Hi Dr

my baby is 7 months i i''ve noticed these dark patches forming under her eye... what could it be? iron? lack of sleep? I thinks she get enough sleep...she has for 30mins to 1 hour long naps during the day and inthe evening she sleeps from 7:30pm to 6am... with two feeds inbetween.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Blue rings under baby's eyes are common. This can be a sign of allergy but also of anaemia. It would be best to ask your doctor to test your baby's blood fo possible iron deficiency anemia.

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