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Can You Use Vaseline To Treat Dry Eye
NO: Vaseline is a skin product that theoretically should not be used in the eyes. But a number of patients have used it and stated it relieved there dry eyes. I have not seen any side effects on a couple of patients that were regularly using them. But I stopped them & put them on appropriate ophthalmic drops. There are also punctal plugs, and prescription medications other than teardrops & gels. ...Read more
Dry red patches round eyes, cheeks and mouth (non-flaky). No recent allergy or medication. 2 days moisturiser and vaseline not improving. Fungi or.?
I applied zovirax (acyclovir) cream to my fever sore and vaseline because it was so dried out. I then touched the corner of my eye about an hour or so later.
I keep getting flare-ups of dry puffy itchy skin under and above eyes. What are the causes and treatment. I have tried vaseline and hydrocortisone?
Many: Allergic reaction to cosmetics and/or incompletely dried nail polish comes to mind. As long as you are exposed to them, the problem will not go away. Consult a dermatologist if changing eye cosmetics does not help. Note that it will likely take a week for you to see any improvement if the cosmetic is the cause. ...Read more
Hi I first had sex August 2013, and the following couple of days my penis head started peeling, I was worried and went to the clinic to get tested but nothing came back. It was quite dry so I moisturised it with Vaseline when I could, but it still would p
See urologist...: At 21, the described irritation and skin-peeling are most likely related with long tight foreskin. If so, circumcision will provide an adequate long-term care. Of others causes for the described may exist, such as psoriasis or lichen-related skin disorders. Nonetheless, a direct look at the concerned area is essentially needed for reaching right diagnosis. ...Read more
Penis head skin is bumpy. Is it due to lack of moisture, tight clothing, oily skin, dry skin? Can I apply Vaseline or any other cream to smooth it?
Penis : Need to be seen as consult to exclude other issues. ...Read more
Is there anything we can do to help a baby's excema? My baby is 6mth and has redness only under her eyes. Maybe vaseline? Or cream?
Hydrocortisone 0.5% : But use sparingly as over use may thin the skin permanently on the thinner skin areas like the face and groin. ...Read more
Does applying almond oil, caster oil, vaseline nd cocunut oil makes eyelashes grow if not then how to make eyelashes preety and grow naturally?
Everyone's different: Some people have longer lashes. Others have shorter lashes. There's no "natural" substance to put on the lashes or eyelids to make eyelashes grow more than they would naturally grow by themselves. If a person is wanting to try something, she can ask to try Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription needed), which is an eyedrop medication to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. ...Read more
No: It will get better in 1-2 weeks. There is no known effective treatment to lessen this. ...Read more
Would putting vaseline under my eyes every night help to smooth out and/or prevent wrinkles? Safe?
Effective moisturize: Petrolatum jelly aka vaseline is considered one the most effect. ...Read more
No way : Would I put cayenne pepper anywhere near my eye! I've never heard of this particular home remedy and to me it sounds like a painful lesson waiting to happen. ...Read more
Is baby oil safe to remove makeup and eye makeup? I have clear skin, but scared of breakouts. How about Vaseline?
Wrinkles and dark circkles under my eyes due to irritation caused by using snail eye cream. Vaseline doesn't help at all. Please help?
? too young for this: Are you resting well? Excess dieting and exercise, decreased fluid intake, serious other health problem, recent OB problem, infection, other systemic disease possible. See pmd have a general check and basic labs and go from there. ...Read more
Can a child be allergic to petroleum in Vaseline or chapstick because my son broke out in hives and had swelling around his mouth eyes and other area?
Couple things: It's very unusual to be allergic to petrolatum jelly, though it is occlusive and cause itching. Many people are allergic to lip balms of all kinds. But that causes allergic contact dermatitis; e.g. swelling, redness, then peeling over days...usually not "hives", meaning urticaria, that comes and goes over hours. And not in areas not applied (like the eyelids). ...Read more
(3days now) right eye lower lash line near tear duct is swollen a bit. Idk of it's because of the olive oil or castor oil or Vaseline I've been using?
Maybe: What you are describing sounds like an infected lid margin gland (meibomium). Using an occlusive oil or gel can clog the opening of the gland resulting in it backing up and becoming infected. Stop using these thngs on the eyelid. Only use soap and water, or a water based makeup remover. If you have an infection, warm compresses may help it reolve. If no quick resoution, you may need antibioti ...Read more
I can't afford more scabies cream for another 4 days, would covering myself head to toe in Vaseline help. I know it kills ticks.
What about: Ivermectin??? 4-5 pills as a single dose is another option ...Read more
I have Meatitis on the tip of my penis at the urethral opening and the right side of the head is quite inflamed. Will it heal with vaseline only? Or should I use hydrocortisone on it? And it a steroid safe at my urethral opening.?
Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. Applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. Can I apply Betnovate ointment?
Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone. If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more
Dry eye: my eyes get very dry and red. I can't keep my eyes open for more than 10 seconds. How can I treat this?
Depends: The main issue in order to determine how to treat this, is to see an ophthalmologist so that they can determine what is actually causing the dryness. Treatments are catered to the cause and not just the symptom. ...Read more
Dry Eye Syndrome:
Dry eyes can cause chronic eye pain. If you also have a dry mouth & arthritis, ask your eyemd or md to evaluate you for sjogren's syndrome. Deficiency of tear production might mean a process affecting your lacrimal gland.
For more information about dry eye: see eyedoc2020. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more
I have nocturnal lagophthamalos. Will I have to treat with a lubricating eye gel indefinitely to help with the moderate dry eye symptoms?
Helpful: If your eyes drift apart at night during sleep, there is considerable corneal drying ; subsequent irritation that results. Sometimes scarring, ulceration, blurriness, or even loss of vision can occur. Intensive lubrication at night with a tear ointment base product works best. Sleep goggles are useful. Seeing an eye md for an evaluation of your eyelids for possible surgical tightening may help. ...Read more
Dry eye, infection: Patients with dry eyes are more likely to get eye discharge and an eye infection. Use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (Cliradex wipes are best to start with to see how dilute to make them); use nonpreserved artifical tears 4-6x/day. If not better naturally in 2 days or if infeciton severe, call to get Rx for antibiotic:see"lid hygiene" or "multi-tiered approach" on firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more
Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read more
Is it true that some people always have red eyes due to dry eye sindrome, even if they're being treated for it?
Yes: This is indeed true, but sometimes there is a treatable or reversible cause of the dry eyes such as a medication or supplement causing dryness. An example of such would be frequent use of Sudafed or other stimulant medications for allergies. Allergies themselves can also cause red eyes which would generally be itchy, not dry. Exposure to irritants at home/at work could also cause this. ...Read more
Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.
Depends: Ordinary dry eyes are sometimes uncomfortable but not harmful. If the dryness is more severe than the surface of the eye can develop dry spots that impair the vision and if severe, the front of the eye can break down. If the vision is impaired then extra strong treatment from your ophthalmologist will be necessary. ...Read more
Lower eyelid twitchin cause of dry eye, can be treated with fml (fluorometholone)? How long to use it? 10 days isn't bad?
Treating dry eyes: It is common to treat dry eyes temporarily to help with more acute symptoms and inflammatory changes on the eye surface. Chronically, it's better to maintain your eye health using artificial tears and a prescription eyedrop called restasis. It works very well to relieve dry eye problems. Eyelid twitching can be associated with dry eyes, but there are other possible causes as well. ...Read more
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