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Eyelid Burnt After Eyebrow Waxing
I use at home waxing strips and now underneath my eyebrow on my eyelid it's red and burning it's been like that all day. What should I do?
Well, I think it is: Safe to assume that something in the waxing strips was an irritant to your eyes. Your description suggests the irritation is limited to your eyelid; better than chemical injury to the eye itself! Start with warm, moist compresses (clean cloth) on eye for 15 minutes every couple hours. Try some OTC low dose (1 or 2.5%) hydrocortisone cream/gel meant for the eye, applied VERY carefully. Worse: to Doc ...Read more
I get what looks like styes on my eye lids occasionally, I use baby shampoo to keep them at bay. 3 months ago, they got much more extreme covering my entire eye lid and I have had some level of them since. They wax and wane but never go away. Is there an
Why my eyes so dry every morning I can't open them without using eye drops n there's a lot of 'eye wax'? It's been more than ten years
See below: You have some form of dry eye syndrome and need to see an opthalmologist ...Read more
My eyes. In 2003 one day I woke up, and for some strange reason I could not see properly? My right eyes when I looked out of it was like blured, and my left eye was like looking out of wax paper. I took an asprin and about 4 hours I had my sight back...
The blurring of vision you are describing could be caused by a large list of reasons ranging from benign dry eye to a more serious blood flow issue. It is important to note if you are experiencing any other neurologic symptoms during these episodes such as headache, nausea, numbness/weakness of your arms or legs, dizzyness, ect. These could be signs of a blood flow issue and warrants a prompt workup with your pcp.
The fact it clears with Aspirin is unusual and may or may not be related to your condition. Dry eye can also cause blurry vision when you wake up. This usually resolved with blinking or consistant artificial tears. Other corneal issues have also been known to cause blurryness in the am.
I'm sorry I can not give you a set answer. You do need a proper eye examination by an ophthalmologist to rule out corneal or retinal problems. If the eye examination is normal, the doctor may want to refer you to a neuro-ophthalmologist for a further evaluation. ...Read more
Pain behind right ear to neck for 2 weeks with wax & poss. Fluid. Equal sloping hi-freq. Mod. Loss in each ear worsening for 1.5 yrs. Eye & leg issues?
Depending on what: Section or part of your eyebrow you 'burnt' with wax. Usually hot wax is intolerable to apply if it's that hot. Did you end up waxing it off or not? If you singed your hairs and they are still there, they will continue growing. If you waxed them off, they will eventually grow back in 4-6 weeks. If you burnt your skin or have a 2nd degree burn from it, it will take much longer & you must treat it. ...Read more
You live in gravity: There are many causes of this, but it primarily is caused by living in gravity. Don't blame it on age! There can be problems with the muscles in the eyelid or eyebrow. An oculoplastic surgeon is the best to diagnose this. Look at www. ASOPRS. Org. ...Read more
The upper part of my eyelids, just below my eyebrow, is yellow. Why? Its not bothersome, more curiosity. Thanks!
Xanthalasma: It's possible that the yellowish raised lesions you have are xanthalasmata. Benign and partially a heredity basis, they can be removed and sometimes may be an indication of high levels of blood lipids. They are more common in asians and individuals of mediterranean descent. ...Read more
I am 17 and have drooping eyelids, is this normal? I look into the mirror and without lifting my eyebrows you can't see my eyelid on the right side.
Depends.: You should seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon to determine the nature of your issue. This could be from excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) or from brow ptosis. You could also have unrecognized levator muscle dysfunction. Each of these require different treatment strategies and should be evaluated by a surgeon experienced in these procedures. ...Read more
Many possible causes: The most common cause is due to aging, but a droopy eye lid could be caused by local inflammation, nerve disorders such as multiple sclerosis, muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis, and a host of other diseases. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your eyelid droop. ...Read more
Topical corticostero: Topical corticosteroid cream of low potency such as Hydrocortisone 1% for starters. If this does not help then you need to see a physician who can prescribe temporarity a slightly stronger corticosteroid. If chronic than you need a steroid sparing product such as Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic. ...Read more
I had Botox on my forehead & between my eyebrows on May 21. My eyelids are still puffy. It's now May 31st. What can I do to reduce puffiness?
Go back to doctor: Go back to whoever did the Botox. Should not be swollen this far out. Go right back ...Read more
I've been using cold-pressed, virgin castor oil on my eyebrows and eyelids x3 nights. Now, I'm worried about ricin poisoning. Should I be worried?
No: There is no need to worry about ricin being in the castor oil, compared to all the other things we have to worry about in life. Castor oil may not be needed nor useful... which means one should investigate to see if castor oil has been truly proven to help in the way one is using it (castor oil has been around a long time and has many myths about it). ...Read more
Swelling above eyebrow. Started as a soft line about an inch long right along top of eyebrow. Eyelid looks bigger than other one. Mild headache. Help. Ty?
Could be: This could be shingles. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Hi. I recently got my eyebrows waxed and the skin around my eyebrows and eyelids is super dry and scaly. What should I do to get rid of the dryness?
What are the causes of a swollen eyebrow line, just the area above the eyelid? No redness and no pain are experienced
Eyelid swelling: There can be many causes of painless eyelid swelling. Some of those include infection, allergic reactions, inflammation due to secondary causes, or trauma. It is difficult to assess the situation without a thorough examination. Please follow with a doctor. All the best. ...Read more
Eyelid skin going white and hair of eyebrow slightly turning white too. Vitiligo? Or reaction to makeup? Is it serious?
Could be either: But not serious, hold the eyeliner for at least a week, if the poblem persists may be it is a pigmentation problem, arrange to see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more
I have an eyelash growing up towards my eyebrow direction but it's under a thin layer or the eyelid skin, how do I remove it?
I have burning sensation on skin around eyebrows; it started with right eyelid and area above eyebrows and it becomes worse with heat?
Do not apply heat: Try cool compresses, and have this checked out in person with your PCP as that's not a normal sensation around the eyebrows. ...Read more
My right side corner of my eyebrow is swollen and a little bit on top right side of my eyelid, when I push pressure it hurts what does it mean?
See physician: These symptoms can be from a variety of causes from simple viral illness, to a stye to a bacterial infection by the brow driving into the lid. I rec you go to your doctor and until then warm soaks ...Read more
I was diagnosed contact dermatitis on eyebrow, on 2 medications for 10 days have 4 days left swelling hasn't gone down much on eyelid any suggestions?
I have a bump under my eyelid I got from wrestling training when I bumped heads with a teammate it feels like a small ball inside my skin right under my eyebrow not sure what to do to make it better...
This: This could be simple scar tissue or even a lipoma (fatty deposit). It may get better with time if it does not, see an eye doctor to reevaluate. An xray may be necesssary. ...Read more
I've had an eyelid twitch for the last 3 months. My eyebrow area is twitching now too. How do I get relief from this? It's driving me nuts!
Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress (no known relation to masturbation). It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I just noticed some purplish veins right below my eyebrow down to my eyelid and blueish veins below it that have not been there before. Possibities?
Minor dilatation of the blood vessels is a normal variation associated with age.
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I have a large massive lump on forehead between eyebrows with puffy swelling around the lump as well as swelling of my eyelids and extreme pressure?
Large lump: You should see your PCP and eyeMD as soon as possible to rule out a mass, tumor, infection and be sure your eye pressure and angles are normal. ...Read more
I've developed a small red itchy rash on both cornesr of my eyelids. My eyebrows sometimes itch as well. I have VERY sensitive skin, what should I do?
Sounds like eczema: I'd start with hydrocortisone to the affected areas twice a day. You can get the OTC 1% ointment at any pharmacy or market. The key is to apply once after a 10-15 minute shower, and a separate time later in the day. A moisturizer can also help. Vanicream, Eucerin, Cetaphil...these are all good options for a moisturizer. It can go on separately from the medication. This should help! ...Read more
I've been scratching and stretching my eyes. Then I noticed my upper eyelid has a red mark when I raise my eyebrows. Causes? Symptoms of what I it is?
? Scratch: Maybe its a scratch, a rash or a stye. Get seen by your doctor for the best answer. ...Read more
Can fluctuating unilateral eyebrow dropping be caused by Intracranial Hypertension The eyebrow droops enough to cause the skin to sag and cover eyelid?
Hi. Have ache above eyebrows then my eyelids ache a bit. Sometimes my eyes burn a bit, too. Any ideas?
Need to be checked: It is difficult to guess what it could be without more information and examination. It may be dud to allergy or some other problem. Consult your doctor and get it checked ...Read more
I tinted my eyebrows at home a day ago and wokeup with puffy looking eyelids and they feel really heavy and my vision is kind of blurry what can I do?
Can Chiari Malformation cause unilateral eyelid/eyebrow drooping. The severity of drooping changes?
Chiari: Can cause unilateral ptosis. But other conditions should be excluded (like Myesthenia Graviis) I suggest you see a neurologist to sort this out. ...Read more
I can feel a lump over eye below eyebrows it's not on the outside but feels inside right above eyelid.?
Have it examined: A lot of lumps and bumps can be seen around & on the eyelids. To differentiate benign from malignant, an examination is necessary. Most are benign but to establish that you should see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a dime size red bump with a scab center between my eyebrow and eyelid. Woke up to it thursday and today is sunday and it looks the same?
The last week or so I've been getting flaky skin above my right eye between the eyelid and eyebrow, not the left though, what might be the cause?
I feel like a nerve pain around the eyebrow area I'd say, and it makes the eyelid droop. Nothing else. Possible ideas of what it is? My eye's fine.
What can be causing the skin on my eyebrows and eyelid to itch sometimes? I also noticed a small dry patch on brow bone. Moisturizer makes it worse.
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