What should I do if my baby’s eyelids are red and swollen? Being vigilant is not as simple as mosquito bites

Question: One or three days ago, my baby\’s eyelids were red and swollen. I thought it was a mosquito bite. I went to two clinics and both doctors said there was no need to apply any medicine. But it has been three days and it is getting worse and worse. What is the reason for this? Dr. Yuan Yunlong’s answer: Hello, I think it’s eyelid boils. It is recommended to apply topical anti-inflammatory ointment. You can use a cotton swab dipped in erythromycin ointment to apply it to the baby. Do not touch it with your hands to avoid infection. If suppuration occurs, wait until the ulcer breaks before removing the pus. Pay attention to the cleanliness and dryness of the skin around the eyes to prevent recurrence. Don\’t eat spicy food and cold or irritating food recently. Question 2: A newborn baby started to turn yellow on the third day after birth. The hospital monitoring showed that the number was getting higher day by day. The number was 240 when he was discharged from the hospital seven days later. After taking the medicine for the past two days, I sleep longer than before, eat less often, and I don’t make a fuss when I wake up. When does jaundice usually start to subside? Dr. Cui Lixia answered: Jaundice is divided into physiological and pathological. If it is physiological jaundice, it will appear when you are 2-3 days old, peak at 3-5 days, and subside after 5-7 days. If it does not subside for more than half a month, it is pathological jaundice and you need to go to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible. Question 3: My daughter is now three months old. Her head is tilted badly because she has been sleeping on one side for a long time. Will she be able to grow back naturally if she sleeps on the other side now? Do I need to go to the hospital for treatment? Dr. Zhang Yanyan’s answer: It is recommended to quickly correct the sleeping direction now, and you can still sleep on it, because the three-month-old baby has not yet been fully formed. However, parents should be more concerned and observe the baby frequently when sleeping to ensure that the baby is tilted to the larger side. There is no need to go to the hospital for treatment, just pay more attention to it.

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