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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Water heater rusted out, caused terrible dandruff & crusty sores on head. Month after new heater, still not getting better. What do I do?

Water heater rusted out, caused terrible dandruff & crusty sores on head. Month after new heater, still not getting better. What do I do?

See doc: You will need to see a local doc to discuss it with him. Not sure whether it is all heater related or not, but it's important for you to be seen.

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On the bottom right in my hair I have loads of crusty yellow stuff in my head, when I pick it off puss comes off and it's quite painful. What is this?

On the bottom right in my hair I have loads of crusty yellow stuff in my head, when I pick it off puss comes off and it's quite painful. What is this?

Impetigo: A superficial infection of the skin. You should consult a physician for antibiotics as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.