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NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:17:11

Me and my baby (6 months old) were out enjoying the sunshine today. He was topped up with sun cream, kept in the shade and wore a hat. But ever since we got home one of his eyes has seemed red and swollen. In the last hour it's started running as well. I think he might have somehow sunburnt his eye (is this even possible?)
There was around 10 minutes were I held him in my arms looking for his hat that DS (4) had thrown into some trees.

We have a GP appointment tomorrow anyway for his eczema but I think I should take him to out of hours with his eye now. DH making me doubt myself though- calling me precious and ridiculous. Any advice?

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:18:45

Oh it doesn't seem to be hurting him at all.
Walk in centre a long and expensive taxi ride away as DH has had a drink and can't drive us.

VioletBow Thu 25-May-17 21:19:23

To me it sound more like he may have something in his eye? If it's just the one inflamed and streaming?

CrispyBathTowel Thu 25-May-17 21:19:28

Could he have got sunscreen in his eye? Either directly or via sweating?

Some sunscreens can make my eyes do that.

cestlavielife Thu 25-May-17 21:19:49

Probably pole or something in his eye.
Give him piriton

VioletBow Thu 25-May-17 21:19:50

Maybe ring 111? See what they say first? x

cestlavielife Thu 25-May-17 21:19:58


StumpyScot92 Thu 25-May-17 21:20:01

If you're in the UK try phoning NHS 24 and ask them? They'll be able to give better advice than any of us smile

CrispyBathTowel Thu 25-May-17 21:20:48

But in answer to your question, from what you describe I wouldn't go to OOH with that especially if you have a GP appt tomorrow.

Does he seem in pain?

QuiteLikely5 Thu 25-May-17 21:21:23

If he's not in pain or showing any signs of discomfort then it can easily wait til the morning

Tazerface Thu 25-May-17 21:21:27

There is no point. He hasn't burnt his eye in ten minutes although he may have sunburn on his eyelid. It's more likely the sun has irritated his skin as eczema is skin that is highly reactive.

They won't be able to advise you on anything they can't tomorrow. You'll be wasting your time and theirs and your money!

Tazerface Thu 25-May-17 21:22:45

I really don't even know why people are suggesting ring NHS 24. They're always very reactive with babies and this is such a non-issue.

FunkinEll Thu 25-May-17 21:23:29

Sounds like suncream in the eye to me. I wouldn't take to the walk in for that. Maybe the GP if it persists.

mumthatruns Thu 25-May-17 21:24:36

Sounds like suncream in their eye. My boy gets this sometimes!
I just give a clean with some water and cotton wool and that usually helps x

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:24:40

Thank you- the reason I freaked out is my mother was taking about flash burns on the cornea and me having blinded him.

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:26:57

And his eczema is only on his stomach/ arms not his face so don't think it's that.

My "D"M was saying that it was child neglect and social services would be involved. I should have known she was just pressing my buttons (again) thank you.

CrispyBathTowel Thu 25-May-17 21:28:37

Is your mother always so hysterical OP? That must be hard to listen to.

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:28:40

Also with sunscreen to the eye, could it be that even if the reaction only showed up hours after suncream applied?

NorthernLurker Thu 25-May-17 21:28:41

Bloody hell with mothers like that....

I'm sure he's ok op. Don't worry. Do get the poisonous woman out of your life.

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:30:04

Yes Crispy it normally goes over my head but for the last hour she has been messaging me about how social services take sunburn very seriously in babies and how I had neglected my children already by having PND etc.

CrispyBathTowel Thu 25-May-17 21:31:24

I'd turn my phone off for the rest of the evening if I were you OP.

Wolfiefan Thu 25-May-17 21:32:32

FFS. How awful. Not you OP. Her.
My DS got a horribly swollen eye. His hands had sunscreen on and he rubbed his eye. He was allergic to it.
Your child won't go blind. Your mother needs to back off and leave you alone. flowers

JustDanceAddict Thu 25-May-17 21:32:33

Prob cream in eye or a reaction to pollen. I get red, watery eyes on holiday - I think it's prob the cream.

lolalament Thu 25-May-17 21:33:55

How swollen is it? If it's completely swollen shut then definitely go. But if it's more minor just keep an monitoring and maybe try Piriton if it's OK at his age

NameChanger4000 Thu 25-May-17 21:38:17

Minor swelling. Slightly red. Feels warm to touch It's running a lot though.

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