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puffy eyes in my 4 year old
samarasmom26 posted:
hello i am new here to this forum but I am lost and not sure what to think. My daughter well actually all my kids get allergy shiners and my boys definately suffer from allergies. My daughter has never had allergies or sneezes or anything like that that would indicate that she does. Well today she woke up and not just did she have allergy shiners but her lower eye lids were way swollen. THey were not red and didnt bother her. Now from what Ive read about allergy shiners and from my experience with allergies the shiners only make your eyes looked bruised. There is no swelling UNLESS you rub your eyes and irriate them. But like I said she does not suffer from allergies and hr lower lids are swollen. any ideas what this may be from. Ive read online that neprhosis is common in children in ages 2 to 6 and she fits that but her swelling is only in her eyes. Any suggestions that you can give would be greatly appreciated
Dr__Parker responded:
Allergic reactions (as opposed to allergic shiners) can certainly cause swollen eyes and that is what I woulod bet is going on. But to what? Yes, there can be other causes, but these occur in the contexst of other symptoms, which apparently she does not have, and tend not be be fleeting.. Give her an antihistamine and let's see how if gores from here. if the swelling persists or gets worse in some way, have her pedi take a look.

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