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Does blepharitis go away with baby shampooing?

Does blepharitis go away with baby shampooing?

It helps: Lid hygiene with baby shampoo can be effective. If not, you may need to add antibiotics like Azasite or emycin (erythromycin). ...Read more

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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more


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Does baby acne leave any scars? Does gently wiping the face with a baby wipe after feeding and milk spit ups going to make things any worse?

Does baby acne leave any scars? Does gently wiping  the face with a baby wipe after feeding and milk spit ups going to make things any worse?

Soap & H2O better: (I am not a pediatrician, but I am a father.) Neonatal acne does not normally leave scars. It usually goes away on its own. In the meantime, I would recommend using just soap (eg, very dilute baby shampoo) and water on a soft wash rag, and avoiding commercial wipes that may have allergenic oils and fragrance. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis ever go away by it self with time? Will i live forever with it?

Does seborrheic dermatitis ever go away by it self with time?
Will i live forever with it?

Seb Derm: Depends. This is a fungal issue and fortunately is not a serious problem but rather an irritating and itchy problem. Simple therapy keeps it at bay. ...Read more

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When a doctor tells u to use baby shampoo to ur eyelids does that mean u can't wear liquid eyeliner? And washing eyeliner off with soap is bad or no?

When a doctor tells u to use baby shampoo to ur eyelids does that mean u can't wear liquid eyeliner? And washing eyeliner off with soap is bad or no?

Not a problem: The baby shampoo is recommended because your doctor wants you to keep the lids clean to treat blepharitis (a dandruff like condition of the eyelids). Baby shampoo is formulated not to sting when it gets in the eyes, at least less so than the usual shampoos. Once the lids are cleaned, you can use eyeliner and you can wash it off with soap if needed. ...Read more

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Does johnson's baby wash really help for a stye on your eyelid?

Does johnson's baby wash really help for a stye on your eyelid?

Maybe a little: Sometimes a blocked gland is caused by excessive oil or skin that clogs the openings of the gland. Baby shampoo can help that skin or oil dissolve to reopen the gland or to prevent it from clogging. I discourage warm cloths because bacteria prefer warm to cool, so i think that infection is prevented by cool. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis go away without eyedrops?

Does blepharitis go away without eyedrops?

Yes, but often recur: Conservative treatment for this chronic, intermittent and frustrating condition involves lid hygiene and warm compresses. Scrub eyelid margins gently with gauze pad or clean cloth, warm water, and mild soap like baby shampoo twice a day. Also bathe lids with warm water and massage gently to unclog oil glands and prevent stye formation. Sometimes antibiotic/steroid drops or ointment needed. ...Read more

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Any treatments that'll make blurry vision from blepharitis oil glands go away ?

Any treatments that'll make blurry vision from blepharitis oil glands go away ?

It takes time: Posterior blepharitis takes time to improve. The quality of the tear lake, which is composed of meibomian gland secretions (the part you are treating), mucin layer, ; aqueous layer, aides the ocular surface to be as clear ; smooth as possible. Use artificial tears like refreshâ„¢ tears to help with part of the blurry vision, but continue with the compresses/massages. Eye doc can also rx doxycycline. ...Read more

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If i leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

If i leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the rash. If the rash has not gone away on a couple of weeks, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry patch on upper eyelids. I peel flakes off, comes back next day. Went away with tanning bed, but stopped going. How to make it go away permanently?

Dry patch on upper eyelids. I peel flakes off, comes back next day. Went away with tanning bed, but stopped going. How to make it go away permanently?

Hold off on products: Sometimes this can be a skin reaction to make up or other skin products. If you use make up or cleansers in the area, try using nothing for at least a week. If the dry patch continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroidism go away in time with medication?

Does hyperthyroidism go away in time with medication?

Yes: Most pts with hyperthyroidism will have normal thyroid level after appropriately treated with antithyroid medication. ...Read more

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Does eczema eventually go away? Or does it persist for life?

Does eczema eventually go away? Or does it persist for life?

Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It may be severe in childhood and then improve dramatically in teen years, however many people who have eczema have periodic flares throughout their lives. Most people with eczema have dry skin. Keeping skin moisturized, removing fragrances, dyes, irritants from your environment, using mild cleansers will all help prevent flares. ...Read more

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Could eczema go away with cream?

Could eczema go away with cream?

Eczema and cream: Some eczema respond to cream some to ointment and lotion, if your eczema respond to cream , you can continue using it, if not try other types of remedy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for red spots and itching to go away associated with scabies?

How long does it take for red spots and itching to go away associated with scabies?

2 weeks : It takes approximately 2 weeks for the rash and itch to resolve after treatment of scabies has been rendered. ...Read more

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Blepharitis I have been doing everything I should , eye scrubs, baby shampoo, drops, compresses, except the compresses, everything else irritates eyes?

Blepharitis I have been doing everything I should , eye scrubs, baby shampoo, drops, compresses, except the compresses, everything else irritates eyes?

Ask an eye doc: Or a plastic surgeon what else they might try. I might add cucumber slices - slomething cold next to your eyes will soothe them. Inflammation of the eyelids might go down with a topical steroid cream. Ask your eye doc. ...Read more

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Confused a med with ambroxol with baby drops for eye and put the med on her eye baby cried alot, will it damage her eye? And it sure burns i tried.

Confused a med with ambroxol with baby drops for eye and put the med on her eye baby cried alot, will it damage her eye? 
And it sure burns i tried.

It Can: Direct contact of ambroxol with the eye may cause transient discomfort characterised by tearing or conjunctival redness. Slight abrasive damage may also result, so i would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. Also, there may be other chemicals in the medication that could irritate or damage the eye. Take the medication with you to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to go away with hydrocortisone 1%?

How long does it take for eczema to go away with hydrocortisone 1%?

Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you apply it. If it is not improving after a few weeks it is time to try a more potent steroid. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne to go away if I follow this routine twice daily:wash face, apply salicylic acid 2%,wait 1 minute,apply moisturizer gel?

How long does it take for acne to go away if I follow this routine twice daily:wash face, apply salicylic acid 2%,wait 1 minute,apply moisturizer gel?

Hard to predict: Acne is often thought to be just a ritual of passage through the teen years.However,a percentage will continue to fight this problem well into their 30's or beyond. Persistence in spite of a good routine is part of life for some. ...Read more

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How quickly does sperm die as it makes contact with air, water, and soap?

How quickly does sperm die as it makes contact with air, water, and soap?

Fairly quickly: As they dry out, but what difference does it make. They're not going to jump off of external surfaces and attack someone's vagina. They're just single cell organisms with a limited life span, not mma warriors. Simple washing with water is all that's necessary. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis go away with baby shampooing?

It helps: Lid hygiene with baby shampoo can be effective. If not, you may need to add antibiotics like Azasite or emycin (erythromycin). ...Read more

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I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

Very safe: Using the baby shampoo is a good idea and is safe.. Clease the eyelids with it and use warm compresses twice a day. Artificial tears to increase the lubrication of your eyes is helpful. If all this fails see an ophthalmologist. You may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis. Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis.  Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Yes: The mild detergent helps emulsify lid oils ; neutralize bacteria. The scrubbing also removes all of the above ; stimulates better secretions. ...Read more

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How r u supposed to wash the bottom of ur eyelid like the waterline with baby shampoo? And how long does it usuall take for the blepharitis to go awy?

How r u supposed to wash the bottom of ur eyelid like the waterline with baby shampoo? And how long does it usuall take for the blepharitis to go awy?

Gently: Baby shampoo is recommended solely because it has less potential to irritate the eye. To wash the lid, use your ordinary facial wash, dry it off and then rub the baby shampoo into the lash line using the edge of a wash cloth or a cotton tip applicator. Then rinse and dry and apply ointments or eyedrops if recommended by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Baby shampoo: is designed to be gentle to the eye and eyelids. In fact, we usually recommend that our patients with blepharitis use dilute baby shampoo to gently clean their eyelids. Take care. ...Read more

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Blepharitis I have been doing everything I should , eye scrubs, baby shampoo, drops, compresses, except the compresses, everything else irritates eyes?

Ask an eye doc: Or a plastic surgeon what else they might try. I might add cucumber slices - slomething cold next to your eyes will soothe them. Inflammation of the eyelids might go down with a topical steroid cream. Ask your eye doc. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis go away without eyedrops?

Yes, but often recur: Conservative treatment for this chronic, intermittent and frustrating condition involves lid hygiene and warm compresses. Scrub eyelid margins gently with gauze pad or clean cloth, warm water, and mild soap like baby shampoo twice a day. Also bathe lids with warm water and massage gently to unclog oil glands and prevent stye formation. Sometimes antibiotic/steroid drops or ointment needed. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up blepharitis caused by an infection? Will the blepharitis go away as soon as the infection is gone, or does it need more time to heal? .

How long does it take to clear up blepharitis caused by an infection? Will the blepharitis go away as soon as the infection is gone, or does it need more time to heal?

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If : If the cause of your blepharitis is from an infection, then it will feel better after treatment. When it reaches the stage where it becomes symptomatic, blepharitis often requires chronic maintenace therapy or it may flare up. This does not necessarily mean prescription medications--just warm compresses, lid scrubs, lid massages etc. ...Read more

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I'm treating blepharitis with j & j baby wash! good or bad?

Good: Baby shampoo is well tolerated by the eyes and will help to cleanse the eyelids when you have blepharitis. Warm compresses and eyelid massage will also help. Flaxseed oil by mouth will also help. ...Read more

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Will blurry vision from blepharitis go away?

Will blurry vision from blepharitis go away?

Possibly: Blepharitis is more associated with irriitation/redness of the lids/crusting than blurred vision unless there is an association with dry eye. Certainly if there is involvement of the cornea (the clear cover of the eye) blurring of vision can occur. The major treatments are antibiotic drops with or without steroids., lid wipes and warm compresses. ...Read more

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Any treatments that'll make blurry vision from blepharitis oil glands go away ?

It takes time: Posterior blepharitis takes time to improve. The quality of the tear lake, which is composed of meibomian gland secretions (the part you are treating), mucin layer, ; aqueous layer, aides the ocular surface to be as clear ; smooth as possible. Use artificial tears like refreshâ„¢ tears to help with part of the blurry vision, but continue with the compresses/massages. Eye doc can also rx doxycycline. ...Read more

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I have ptosis in one eye and have currently developed blepharitis in that eye and my ptosis is now worse. Will that go away when the infection does?

I have ptosis in one eye and have currently developed blepharitis in that eye and my ptosis is now worse. Will that go away when the infection does?

Eye Doc ASAP: You need to see an eye doctor immediately to find out the cause since this may have serious consequence. If you can't get to one within a few hours, go to the ER now. Ptosis alone may just be a neurologic issue but with the lids inflamed one needs to rule out an abscess ...Read more

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I have blepharitis, which i don't know what that one is. Please help me. How long until i go blind?

Relax: Blepharitis is a benign condition of inflammation on your eyelid margin. It can be irritating but virtually never results in any vision consequences. ...Read more

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Why is blepharitis not letting my vision go back to normal ? I used to see 20/20 ever since I got diagnosed with blepharitis my vision hasn't been

Why is blepharitis not letting my vision go back to normal ? I used to see 20/20 ever since I got diagnosed with blepharitis my vision hasn't been

Other causes: You are at an age when the vision can increase in the need for eyeglass power. Blepharitis can be annoying but rarely affects the vision. Check with your ophthalmologist and see what the actual cause is. ...Read more

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Will i be able to use makeup right after my blepharitis goes away?

Will i be able to use makeup right after my blepharitis goes away?

No: Blepharitis is a common and chronic eye infection involving the eyelids. Be careful with makeup immediately after treatment. Continued treatment will help prevent regression. ...Read more

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I'm going to a blepharitis specialist tomorrow to treat my problem , what exactly should I expect from this visit ? What kinda testing will he do?

Exam and treatment: It's good you are seeing the specialist. Blepharitis can be a chronic and recurrent problem. He will exam you to determine if you have an infection that needs an antibiotic or if you have dry eyes. Topical drops and compreses will help. Ask about taking flaxseed oil capsules by mouth. ...Read more

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How does one treat for blepharitis?

How does one treat for blepharitis?

Can try: Restriction of all foreign objects you put near your eyes. No makeup. If persistent see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What things make blepharitis more likely?

What things make blepharitis more likely?

Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more

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Please share knowledge about blepharitis?

Too vague: Its like dandruff of the lids/lashes. Chronic. Needs constant care to keep the skin and lashes healthy. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more