At 0-24mos the things we knew about Asia was...
~Blocked tear ducts
~Blepharitis(she had this but we didnt know what it was called until last year)
This is the mirror she broke...Asia's tongue was tied so they clipped that after she was 1yr.We didn't even notice because it wasn't effecting her eating but lets just say there was no way she could ever lick a ice cream cone:) She was beginning to have sleep disturbances-she would not sleep alone and cried a lot at night. Asia had constipation problems and she was breastfed. I tried to avoid foods that may have been causing problems such as Dairy. She did start to say just a couple words-which seemed normal. I distinctly remember her repeating "hat" and tapping her head. She had words she doesn't say anymore-they seem to come and go. Just to document- we did keep up to date with her immunizations-she got sick and ear infections a lot so we did them to be safe (I now slow them down). Asia had blocked tear ducts and she has blepharitis. Her eyes watered a lot and at the time the blepharitis could have been bothering them as well or a cause? Everyday (even now) I have to wash Asia's eye's morning and night with baby shampoo to keep the eyelash follicles from getting crusted over and causing her eye infections. Massage may have helped her blocked ducts because she grew out of that. I swear it helps keeps colds away as well.
Blepharitis (pron.: // BLEF-ər-EYE-tis) is an eye condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelid, the severity and time course of which can vary. Onset can be acute, resolving without treatment within 2–4 weeks (this can be greatly reduced with lid hygiene), but more generally is a long standing inflammation varying in severity. It may be classified as seborrhoeic, staphylococcal, mixed, posterior or meiobomitis, or parasitic.
Signs and symptoms that are associated with the chronic inflammation can be:
- Redness of the eyelids.
- Flaking of skin on the lids.
- Crusting at the lid margins, this is generally worse on waking.
- Cysts at the lid margin (hordeolum).
- Red eye.
- Debris in the tear film, seen under magnification (improved contrast with use of fluorescein drops).
- Gritty sensation of the eye or foreign-body sensation.
- Reduced vision.
- Eye itching