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#25043 - 09/04/09 02:42 AM Red, watery eyes?
cschaap Offline

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 71
Loc: Crown Pt., Indiana
My son's eyes get a little red sometimes on the lids around the eye and they are always watery. My pediatrician said the water might be from a blocked tear duct. I guess I'm wondering, is this normal baby stuff or caused by ich.
My name is Candace. My son, kenny was born May 19, 2009 diagnosed with Lamellar Ichthyosis. My daughter Chloe was born June 4, 2011 unaffected.

#25052 - 09/04/09 07:11 PM Re: Red, watery eyes? [Re: cschaap]
MomofPrincesses Offline

Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 254
Loc: Mobile, AL
Kallie's get red on her lids a lot too and then they will clear up just as quickly. However, she did get a staph infection on her eyelids and from what I have read online thats a really common place so make sure you are cleaning his eyelids really well. But it could be just normal baby stuff too!
Kati, Mom to Kennedy Jane (March 2007 -- unaffected) and Kallie (May 2009 -- collodian layer and no diagnoses yet)

#25061 - 09/06/09 04:34 AM Re: Red, watery eyes? [Re: MomofPrincesses]
Keith Offline

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 48
Loc: Southern California
Mine get red and watery sometimes, especially right after a shower. Most of the time I think it is the dry skin at the edge of the eye lid pushing my eye lashes into my eye. Other times when I scrub my eye lids I seem to get pieces in my eye that make them water. It usually only lasts a day at the most. Make sure the eyelash area is clean and free of dead skin. I usually scrape it with my fingernail horizontally from edge to edge without scratching my eye and clear off most of what could block any ducts.


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