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Newborn having redness under her eye skin. Reason for redness? Remedy?

Hi doctor. I have a newborn, after I get birth , her eye is fine , 2 day later ,after I came home from the hospital , in her right eye , the skin under her eye ( where usually have a dark circle) get so red , It seem don t bother her but it just bother me so much , I don t know if it a bruise or a skin rash from a aquaphor I did put on her face or she have allergy from some thing .Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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thanks for your inquiry. I would love to know if she was prescribed and administered an eye drop after delivery and whether you are using it or not, and if she has eye discharge or not. Secondly, any associate symptoms like fever? If not, its ok.
Particular changes in the eyes especially of the new born deserve a clinical examination, especially from the pediatrician to rule out especially a post natal eye infection called opthalmia neonatorum and some eye tumours. It could be worth consulting your pediatrician for this. However, most red, painless post natal reddish spots on th eyes of infants, usually sub mild post traumatic sub conjontival hemorrage usually fade away within a week or so without any sequel. If you noticed this immediately after birth, and you started giving the eye drop as prescribed, immediately after birth, you need not worry. If otherwise, you might need to consult your pediatrician.
Thanks as I hope this helps,
Best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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