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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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My son went for his 18 month injection today, he was very misarable

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My son went for his 18 month injection today, he was very misarable the rest of the day and woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and a swollen eye??? What can the cause of the swollen eye be?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Customer: Thanks
Dr. Rick :

How is the childs other eye? Does he have any other signs of a reaction?

Customer: The other eye is normal, does not look like there are any other reactions. He is sleeping again!
Dr. Rick :

That is a good thing :0

Dr. Rick :

Could you see his eyeball when he was awake? Did it look to be involved, or does the swelling seem to me limited to his eyelids/orbit?

Customer: Seems to be limited to his eyelid?
Dr. Rick :

Ok that is good.

Customer: Tried to open his eye and the eyeball did not seem red.
Customer: Also no puss coming from the eye
Dr. Rick :

It is possible that he had a minor reaction to his shot. I'd just put some cold compresse on it and see how he looks in the morning. If it is still swollen give his pediatrician a call.

Dr. Rick :

I do not think this is something that is hurting his eye.

Dr. Rick :

Does that make sense to you?

Customer: I am just worried that it is an allergic reaction an there is a possibilty that his throat may also swell??
Customer: I am a bit of a paranoid mom!!!
Dr. Rick :

I've had 5 kids...well, the wife had '

Dr. Rick :

em :o) so I know the feeling well

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Take care. Have a good night :)

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue.