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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Meibomianitis

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What leads you to get meibomitis?

What leads you to get meibomitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the edge of the eyelid can lead to meibomianitis. It can often be controlled with warm compresses and adequate lid hygiene. ...Read more

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I have not heard of meibomitis, what is it?

I have not heard of meibomitis, what is it?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the meibomain glands. These are glands on the edge of the eyelid that produce oils which slow the evaporation of tears. Meibomianitis can cause burning, redness, irritation and dryness of the eyes. ...Read more

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Can meibomitis lead to rosacea or not?

Can meibomitis lead to rosacea or not?

No: Meibomitis is an inflammation of a type of gland in the eyelid. It cannot cause rosacia in the way you are thinking. However, any inflammation in the skin may trigger an attack. So it is possible that whatever caused the infllammation in the eyelid could also trigger a rosacea flare up if you are someone who is prone to that. It is very unlikely however. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics be used for meibomitis? What exactly is meibomitis?

Can oral antibiotics be used for meibomitis?  What exactly is meibomitis?

Yes tear oil problem: Meibomitis is a chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands which produce oils preventing tear evaporation. There may be a bacterial over infection component. The main use of Doxycycline is to change the chemistry in the meibomian gland oil secetions and not to act as an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Doc said its meibomitis and gave eye drops; how long should it last?

Doc said its meibomitis and gave eye drops;  how long should it last?

A common condition: Meibomitis also called posterior blepharitis is a condition caused by blocked oil glands of the eyelid. It causes redness, discomfort and sometimes a blurring of vision. It can be a chronic condition needing different types of treatment. See your eye doctor for further information and have a great day! ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more