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Please lift her eyelid and look into her eye. If the eye is red and the lids are sticking together, you have to show her to an opthalmologist or pediatrician. This could be related to inflammation inside the eyes.
If, however, her eyes are clear and there is no discharge, the reason most probably is an allergic response of the skin of the eye lid, mostly from an insect bite during night. If there is small punture mark on the eyelid or near brow, that clinches insect bite.
This could also be an allergic response to some contact allergen that she might have come across or used recently, like nail polish, mascara or some other cosmetics that she got hold of from mom's dressing table. In such cases, the skin will show dermatitis changes like scaling. You will need to show her to a doctor if this is the case.
Here is what to do:
- Apply cold sponging to the lids 2-3 times daily.
- Continue with benadryl 2-3 times daily.
- The swelling should start reducing in 1-2 days.
If it does not reduce, or the red color, swelling and pain increases, she may require prescription antibiotics. Take her to a doctor in that case.
Hope this helps.
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