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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?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My right eye has white dryness forming above and below it and every morning there is crusting at the root of the eyelashes. But otherwise feels fine.?

My right eye has white dryness forming above and below it and every morning there is crusting at the root of the eyelashes. But otherwise feels fine.?

Blepharitis: Your description sounds like blepharitis. Try warm compresses with ocusoft plus lid scrubs twice daily, artificial tears during the day, and ointment at night. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...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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4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?

4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?

Blocked tear drain: Likely a conjunctivitis due to a blocked tear drain. Its very common in infants. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes the crust of the head?

What causes the crust of the head?

Scalp: If there is a crusted area on the scalp, psoriasis is a possibility. Your physician or dermatologist can evaluate and treat it for you. ...Read more

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My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi

My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi

Crusty Bumps...: In a toddler with crusty oozy bumps we always think of impetigo, a skin infection from staph or strep bacteria. Does he get fever? Are these recurring? Anyone with resistant staph in the family? Any recent antibiotic use? Photos, more detailed history in a prime visit might steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?

My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?

Seborrhea or impetig: Crusty bumps could be impetigo (bacterial infection) or could be seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap). You may want your doctor to take a peek at it to best guide your treatment. One may require topical or oral antibiotics one doesn't. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and what do I do?

Get child examined: Have the child's pediatrician look at it. It is impossible to be specific without being able to exam the area. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 month old baby's head smell bad? There is a slightly yellow crust present

Cradle cap: It sounds like your baby may have cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis). Yellow crusting could also be an infection. You may want your pediatrician to take a look and advise a treatment plan as the two plans would be pretty different. You could start with some oil and a fine comb to see if the crust comes off easily and the smell disappears. If it does problem solved. ...Read more

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I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?

I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?

Unknown: From your description it is unclear. You neglected to mention how dark your complexion is. If you are scratching these areas a lot, this could cause darkening. This could also be a form of eczema. I would not try to lighten then per se but there are lighteners available See a derm doctor before trying to do this on your own. ...Read more

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White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

Both?: If you are not keeping clean, then hygiene could delay healing. More suspcious for an std or related genito-urinary infection. It should be evaluated by a dr. Many health dept's have free / low-cost "std clinics" set up which can do exam and testing discretely. ...Read more

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I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?

I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?

Scalp problems: Typically acquired asymmetry of the head after the age of about 8 years, indicates either a neoplasm or bone disease of the skull. But symptoms you describe are more suggestive of scalp involvement (in or below the epidermis (superficial skin tissue). Hair loss and oozing would not likely occur from pure bony involvement. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?

Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?

Possible infection: Must be seen and examined in order to prescribe medication. Please make an appointment with your PC for an exam. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.

Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.

Conjunctivitis: Most probably you have conjunctivits, which is a viral infection affecting your eyes.
Having a cold or flu means your body has a virus and your eyes can get it, too.
In mild cases it will run its course and no medication is needed. Try artifical tears over the counter and cool compresses to make the symptoms less bothersome.
Severe cases might need treatment of an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can a zit on the corner or your mouth crust over when it's healing? It had a white head and popped so I assume its not herpes but I am still worried.

Can a zit on the corner or your mouth crust over when it's healing? It had a white head and popped so I assume its not herpes but I am still worried.

Yes but....: The other possibilities are like you suggested herpes as well as impetigo (staph infection). Try applying triple antibiotic for 2-3 days. If its not better or if its spreading, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there. ...Read more

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3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?

3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?

Cellulitis: Painful bumps indicate inflammation, most likely infectious from skin bacteria. Put some Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment on them and take ibuprofen for a couple of days. You should also disk these with Epson salt. If no improvement in 2 days, see your doctor for a quick exam and assessment. You may need a course of antibiotic to treat. ...Read more

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Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? My fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. I recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. I am I panic mode!

Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? My fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. I recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. I am I panic mode!

As,: As, you know, I provided previous responses about mrsa. This is just a short list of contagious skin problems: scabies, methicillian- resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa'
impetigo, lice, ringworm, (tinea) like athlete's foot or jock itch, chicken pox, etc, etc. Hand washing hygiene is especially important. ...Read more