A red spot on the eyelids of a newborn: why it happens and is it worth worrying?
Any deviations from the norm in the state of the newborn cause parents to be on the alert. Especially if it concerns the organs of sight; fragile and sensitive structures. It happens that the babies have red spots on their eyes or under them.
Sometimes this is a normal physiological feature, sometimes; symptom of certain diseases. In any case, ignore this phenomenon is impossible.
The same symptom (red spots on a newborn’s eyelid) can be a sign of a wide range of diseases and conditions, and it can be difficult to identify the true cause by eye, especially if it concerns children whose skin is very tender, and the immune system is not strengthened.
If immediately after the birth of the child there is a bright red or burgundy-pinkish shade of the eyelids, the cause can be covered in a benign formation called hemangioma, which refers to moles.
Along with the reddening in this case, there is also an increase in the size of the eyelids with a grainy pattern. If on the eyelids of the newborn reddening or blood veins are seen on limited areas, possibly, the cause in the subcutaneous hemorrhage that occurred during childbirth.
With local redness on the eyelid, above or under the eye, the cause can be found in the usual rubbing of the eye ; small children often do so when they want to sleep.