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Hi my 8 year old son has puffy redness under his eyes and the eyes themselves are also sore, we live in Broome
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Dr. James :

Is it one eye or both eyes?
When did this start?
Any change in vision?

Customer:

both eyes started yesterday and vision fine

Dr. James :

Does he have any medical problems?
Does he have a cold or runny nose?

Dr. James :

Does he have any allergies?

Customer:

none of the above he tells me its the puffy redness under the eyes that are sore not the eyes

Dr. James :

The puffiness is due to some underlying irritation. It can be due to allergies, bug bite, or nearby infection in the sinuses.

Dr. James :

You can use cool compresses to help with the swelling.

Dr. James :

Additionally, you can try an over the counter allergy medicine (antihistamine) for any allergic component.

Dr. James :

If it worsens, then I'd recommend you be evaluated by an eye doctor or pediatrician to make sure there is no infection.

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