My baby is nearly 6 months old and for as long as I can remember he rolled his eyes up and gasps for breathe. It’s really scary.
I’ve took him to the doctors once for it about 3 months back but to be honest the doctor didn’t seem that interested and he told me not to worry about it as it would pass. But it is getting worse and I don’t no what to do anymore.. Thanks
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Eye Rolling When 6 Months Old
It is not that strange that the doctor didn’t react three months ago. Being 3 months old, the doctor might have thought that it was mainly a newborn issue that would pass.
But at six months, the baby should have learned to control his head and eye movements properly and gasping for breath, which happens along with eye rolling, is also a worrisome symptom. It could indicate a seizure due to some illness, it could be related to pain from e.g. acid reflux or it could even be a rare but benign condition called “Paroxysmal tonic upgaze”.
I definitely think you should go back to the same or another doctor. Try filming your son first, so you can show the doctor what is going on. And don’t give up! If you don’t get appropriate help or explanations, go to another pediatrician!
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