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2 Year Old Complaining of Eyes Hurting>>>

My 2 year old daughter has been complaining that her eyes hurt and rubbing them alot. They are not red at all.. I am wondering if they are just dry? She doesn't complain very often.. maybe once a week or for very long. But she does rub them and blink them alot.. maybe like she has something in them. But when i check.. there is nothing and she forgets about it. What should I do? Do i need to take her to the doctor? Anyone else have any idea of what may be causing this? Thanks

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Thank you Everyone for your wonderful responses! I feel that all of you may be right about allergies and thank you so much for the remidies. I have also made an appointment with the doctor just to put my mind at ease! YOU MOMS ARE WONDERFUL!!!

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I wonder how much water does she drink? Most of the clients I work with are dehydrated. This can lead to eye strain and headaches for many. Most children are getting milk and juices but not much water. Another thing to look at, is she wearing sunglasses while outside in this summer heat? Looking into the sun without protection could cause eye strain as well.

my son was doing the same thing and the dr. told me he has allergy and he give some drops for allergy that last 24 hr.
the name is PATADAY.

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I agree re zyrtec but add that you want to call your pediatrician and get a recommendation on the dosage based on your child's weight and history. my two year old twin boys have been on zyrtec based on dr's recommendation for about six months and it has helped a great deal with allergies. But much press has been out about accidental overdoses so check with your pediatrician. If not allergies, it could by a small clear stye. I sometimes wash out my girls' eyes with saline solution when they complain; sometimes they rub something into their eyes. good luck. it's so hard when you can't communicate well with the toddler to figure out what's wrong.

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Sounds like it couldbe alelrgies- or..does it happen after new sheets go on her bed or when something is washed that she uses alot- pillow- stuff animal-? Sometimes- children express a headache as their "eyes' hurting"- I would keep an eye on it (no pun intended- ha) and see if it coincides with detergents- plants or food.
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does she have any sinus congestion? sometimes my daughter has the same problem. ~C.~

Dr. Evertett Moody treated my son, he is the greatest.

Nasonex is really good for reducing swelling in the sinuses and helping with allergies.

It's by prescription, and I don't know if it's okay for little kids, but ask your doctor.

Also, spary saline solution is great for keeping the nose cleared out. And it's non-prescription.

my daughter is 6 and has been having this same problem since she was about 3 yrs old... we took her to the doctor and they told us it was allergies. every child is different and what might work for one, may not work for another. check with your doctor and find out what the best remedy is for yours.
one thing my E.N.T. told me was to make sure to wash the eyes including eyelashes every day with soap or facial cleanser and water, especially after coming in from outside ... allergens love hair and build up in the follicles around the eyes... this is a good general rule for anyone who suffers from allergies.
good luck!

My son had this issues about a year ago. We went to our pedi who ran some tests which all came back normal. Then he sent us to a pedi opthamologist who likewise couldn't find anything either. Finally after several months of compliants, we discovered that he had impacted sinuses. They did an x-ray and found out that he had severely impacted sinuses. We have been treated for impacted sinuses twice since then. My son had been taking allergy meds prior to this and it did NOTHING to help relieve the symptoms. I would ask your pedi to do x-rays to be sure.

S.,

My son was doing the same thing and it eventually turned into conjunctivitus. The antibiotic eye drops sting but it healed him pretty quick.

I wonder how much water does she drink? Most of the clients I work with are dehydrated. This can lead to eye strain and headaches for many. Most children are getting milk and juices but not much water. Another thing to look at, is she wearing sunglasses while outside in this summer heat? Looking into the sun without protection could cause eye strain as well.

It could be that she's having trouble focusing. She might need an eye exam.

You want to make sure nothing is wrong, so you should see a doctor. There are many eye issues that can come on quickly and damage vision permanently. This is not to scare you, but it is always hindsight 20/20 you know. There is no harm in taking her to the doctor just to make sure everything checks out fine.

You never want to take any chances especially with eye related issues. I know a lot of people have given suggestions on eye drops and such but if you don't know what the issue is, putting something in her eyes could potentially do more damage.

The wise thing to do would be to take your daughter to her pediatrician. If the pediatrician thinks that an eye doctor is warranted then you take it from there. Hopefully, this issue is easily remedied and it's nothing major but again with the eyes, especially, you never want to take any chances.

If she is not walking into things as well, you shouldn't need to see an eye doctor. I agree it may be allergies. Simple eye drops can help. Ask the pharmacist at your local discount store about what he/she recommends for her age.

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Hi,

I go to church with a pediatric opthalmalogist (sp?) named Dr. Alan Norman. If it were me I would double check and take my child to this doctor to do an exam before you self treat the issue. If it is as simple as eye allergies then you have great peace of mind for only a co-pay. However, if it is something to be concerned about you have done the right thing in getting treatment for it "sooner than later."

Good luck,
Holly

She could have a vision problem. Check with a pediatric opthamologist just to be sure.

Try buying some over the counter eye drops for her. When her eyes bother her, put a drop in each eye. It could be allergies. Some people get itchy, watery eyes because of allergies and others get itchy dry eyes like me. If the drops don't help, try zyrtec. It's a great over the counter allergy medicine that will save you doctor bills. Good luck!

my son was doing the same thing and the dr. told me he has allergy and he give some drops for allergy that last 24 hr.
the name is PATADAY.

You might want to take her to the eye doctor for glasses.

Maybe she is suffering from mild allergies or dry eyes.

I would definitely consider allergies; my husband has them really bad and it appears my 3 year old does too. He also rubs his eyes and says they hurt, and it always correlates on a day when my husband says his allergies are bothering him alot. We also do OTC zyrtec; claritin is also available OTC. Worth a try, or at least consideration.

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