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Doctor insights on: Crusting Of The Eyelashes

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Dandruff like crust in my eyelashes, should I be worried about this?

Don't worry: This usually is a form of blepharitis. Use warm compresses as much as is practical. "scrub" your eyelids/lashes with baby shampoo and , of course, the eye tightly closed. If it persists see an ophthalmologist. You may need topical and systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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2yo w/1or2 pieces of yellow crust on eyelashes upon waking, appears redder/sometimes watery but not actively oozing or itchy.Infection or due to cold?

2yo w/1or2 pieces of yellow crust on eyelashes upon waking, appears redder/sometimes watery but not actively oozing or itchy.Infection or due to cold?

Neither: These symptoms are usually due to a tear drainage problem, what we call a nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Your child needs to see an ophthalmologist to determine treatment. ...Read more

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Lower eyelash line itches constantly and hurts to the touch. It is mostly around the far corner of my eyelash line. I have only had crust on it once?

Lower eyelash line itches constantly and hurts to the touch. It is mostly around the far corner of my eyelash line. I have only had crust on it once?

Blepharitis: Your symptoms seem compatible with an eyelid condition called Blepharitis. Two forms of this exist: anterior & posterior. Both tend to respond well to moderately warm compresses for 10' 1-2 times daily, followed by eyelid cleansing with baby shampoo & gentle massage. YouTube videos exist on how to perform this. Occasionally, more aggressive treatment is needed that can be offered by an Eye MD. ...Read more

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Why is my eye crusty and eyelashes falling out?

Why is my eye crusty and eyelashes falling out?

Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepharitis, or it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid. You would need to have an eye physician check your crusting eyelids, and you might need a simple blood test to check your thyroid. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more

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Are false eyelashes safe?

Are false eyelashes safe?

Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction,' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...Read more

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Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Depends on the cause: Check thyroid function, rule out eyelid infection (blepharitis), if lashes don't grow within 1 month consider Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription). ...Read more