Childhood Diseases

Posted by: S | 2009-10-02


Dots under my babies eyes

Hi Dr, please help me
I noticed about two weeks ago that my LB had little light brown dots under his eyes - almost like tiny freckles. He is fair in complection. They then went away and now it is back. The first time I noticed it he had a tummy bug and now when it reappeared he happens to have tonsilitus. I dont want to be paranoid but what do you think it could be?? I am actually scared. Any ideas???

Expert's Reply



These spots may just be a family feature and in fact some babies seem to be born with freckles. However sometimes these spots start to grow larger and are then known as Cafe au lait spots. As these spots may sometimes be associated with certain conditions in childhood you must see your paediatrician if your baby's spots start becoming larger or start appearing elsewhere on his body.

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