Swelling involves the deeper layers of the skin, often around, but not limited to, a baby’s eyes and lips. The swelling is not itchy but may be painful and warm.
Why does my baby have swollen eyes or lips?
The most common causes of swelling include food allergens, such as a Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA). Amongst other reasons, your baby may also experience swelling from other allergies such as insect bites/stings, medication or latex.
Could it be Cows' Milk Allergy?
Swelling is a common symptom for babies with CMA. Babies with CMA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby has swelling, it may be CMA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides hives or swelling), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
For a simple and easy way to understand the symptoms associated with CMA, you can use our symptom checklist.
The symptom checker will allow you to select all the symptoms that your baby may have that may be cows’ milk-related. You can then discuss these with your doctor
In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible.