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I have a stye on each eye and a friend of mine told me to wash my eye with baby shampoo. Does that work?

I have a stye on each eye and a friend of mine told me to wash my eye with baby shampoo. Does that work?

No: A study was done looking at efficacy of various treatments for stye (a nonmedical term for chalazion/hordeolum). The only effective treatment was warm compresses. Sometimes baby shampoo has been recommended for blepharitis, but unless done right, its not recommended as it may irritate the eye further. Typically, if the chalazion isn't improved after a month, incision and drainage may be needed.

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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I get what looks like styes on my eye lids occasionally, I use baby shampoo to keep them at bay. 3 months ago, they got much more extreme covering my entire eye lid and I have had some level of them since. They wax and wane but never go away. Is there an

I get what looks like styes on my eye lids occasionally, I use baby shampoo to keep them at bay. 3 months ago, they got much more extreme covering my entire eye lid and I have had some level of them since. They wax and wane but never go away. Is there an

Styes: Please make an appointment to an eye specialist! You will get good care, I'm sure! Please let me know how things go. PS: I am 72, started wearing glasses at age 6, broke 4 pair that year. Still wearing glasses but can't see out of my right eye.

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I seem to be getting frequent eye styes, despite good eye lid hygiene. (using baby shampoo to wash lids twice daily and stopped using makeup). ideas?

I seem to be getting frequent eye styes, despite good eye lid hygiene. (using baby shampoo to wash lids twice daily and stopped using makeup). ideas?

Oral medications: Ask your eye care professional if oral doxycycline is an option for you. It can be effective by reducing oil production in patients with chronic chalazion formation.

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How do you get rid of a sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

How do you get rid of a sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

Warm compresses: Requires many weeks, otherwise there is medicine you can take by mouth, Minocin (minocycline) or Doxycycline that also take time to resolve the style.

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Is baby shampoo ok to use if you have eczema on your body?

Is baby shampoo ok to use if you have eczema on your body?

Sure: As long as it's not irritating, it should be fine.

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Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

A good option: Although there are several products on the market to clean eyelids, dilute baby shampoo on a wash cloth is one of the safest methods to use. First, have an eye doctor determine if you have blepharitis (inflammation and/or infection of the lids), then try gently rubbing the lids for about 1 minute with a wet washcloth that has baby shampoo on it. If the eyes remain or become more irritated, go back.

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I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?

I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?

Yes: This product is used in many things as a preservative. Some people are allergic to it.

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How do u exactly wash ur eyelids with baby shampoo like r u supposed to put it in the lids? And if so than for long? I would like it in detail please

How do u exactly wash ur eyelids with baby shampoo like r u supposed to put it in the lids? And if so than for long? I would like it in detail please

Blepharitis: Lids scrubs help with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. There are many ways to do it, including buying pre-packaged lid scrub wipes. I tell my patients just to put some baby shampoo on their finger tips with some tap water and gently scrub your closed eyelids along the lashes. Then rinse your closed lids with tap water.

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Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

No...: ...But it contains no medication, so sometimes it won't make cradle cap go away, which might lead you to think that it was the cause.

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Can you tell me if johnson's baby shampoo help grow your hair longer?

Can you tell me if johnson's baby shampoo help grow your hair longer?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

Very safe: Using the baby shampoo is a good idea and is safe. Clease the eyelids with it and use warm compresses twice a day. Artificial tears to increase the lubrication of your eyes is helpful. If all this fails see an ophthalmologist. You may need an antibiotic.

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Was told to wash eyelashes with j&j baby shampoo. Are there any toxic ingrediants in it?

Was told to wash eyelashes with j&j baby shampoo. Are there any toxic ingrediants in it?

No: This is a very commonly given piece of advise. Keeping the eyelid margin clean can help various eye problems like styes, blepharitis, dry eyes and allergies. Baby shampoo is often recommended as it is less likely to cause stinging if it gets into the eyes than most types of soap.

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Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis. Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis. Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Yes: The mild detergent helps emulsify lid oils ; neutralize bacteria. The scrubbing also removes all of the above ; stimulates better secretions.

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Which is better to clean the eyelids with? Ocusoft Plus or diluted Johnson's Baby Shampoo? Thank you.

Which is better to clean the eyelids with? Ocusoft Plus or diluted Johnson's Baby Shampoo? Thank you.

Clean Eyelids: Depends on skin type, if you have Demodex or any type of blepharitis. Most patients do well with dilute baby shampoo. Some patient's skin dries out easily with diluted baby shampoo and prefer Ocusoft or Avenova spray (Rx needed). If you have Demodex blepharitis, diluted Tea Tree oil (diluted 50%) works best scrubbing eyelids while closed & washing off after 1minute. See CremersMD@blogspot. Com

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I used baby shampoo on my hair, rinsed thoroughly and after drying my hair and combing it I noticed the tips of the comb had a whitish dust. Help?

I used baby shampoo on my hair, rinsed thoroughly and after drying my hair and combing it I noticed the tips of the comb had a whitish dust. Help?

Possibly dandruff...: It sounds you may be having dandruff or what is medically called seborrheic dermatitis. Selenium sulfide based shampoo, ketoconazole shampoo may help with this problem. If severe and not responding to these measures you might need to see your PCP or dermatologist for alternative treatment.

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Can you use baby shampoo everywhere on your body?

Can you use baby shampoo everywhere on your body?

Yes: Soaps are quite similar chemically and they all do the same thing which is encapsulate dirt so that it can be washed off the body or hair in the rinse cycle of bathing.

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What do they put in baby shampoo? Is it anything different from non-baby shampoos?

What do they put in baby shampoo? Is it anything different from non-baby shampoos?

Less irritation: The "no tears" approach is a dominant theme in baby shampoos. A effort to use mild soaps or fragrances has a drawback. These preparations lack the chemicals needed to help remove dead skin cells that accumulate on the scalp, so cradle cap is often persists when using these products.

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