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Baby Shampoo For Stye
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Was getting recurrant styes, washing my eyelids w/baby shampoo, not diluted. Now my eyelids near eyelashes feel irritated and are a little red?
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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?
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?
Is it ok to use stye drops if its a few months past the expiration date on infant wit flu crud leakin from eye? Acts as if n pain takin tylenol&tamflu
No: Do not use expired medication on your infant. See your pediatrician or ophthalmologist and get evaluated.See 1 more doctor answer
Sure: As long as it's not irritating, it should be fine.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The mild detergent helps emulsify lid oils ; neutralize bacteria. The scrubbing also removes all of the above ; stimulates better secretions.
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
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.
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.
Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)
A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more