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How To Get Permanent Really Long Eyelashes
There is no medical or surgical treatment to permanently shorten eyelashes.
You can trim them with scissors. ...Read more
Treating right eye for glaucoma w/travatan & now have long eyelashes in that eye but not the left eye. How can I get the lashes to match?
Side effect: You are using a prostaglandin inhibitor eyedrop to lower the pressure in your eye. Lash growth is a well known side effect and in fact has been repackaged as a cosmetic lash lengthener termed 'latisse" for this effect. Talk with you ophthalmologist and he can give you ways to deal with this. ...Read more
Luck...: Eyelash color, length and density is related to hair and skin color. Some people are lucky to have a great head of hair and long thick lashes. Sometimes those lucky people are females and sometimes they are males.... ...Read more
Cut them: I do not suggest anyone ever do this to themselves or have a beautician or a close friend attempt this. We ophthalmologists have special scissors and perform this under a slit lamp microscope. It is done more commonly than you would think as certain drugs given in the eye make eyelashes grow and they have to be trimmed. ...Read more
Long eyelashes: Eye lashes are the hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid & which protect the eye from debris. In some they may be lengthy. ...Read more
Trim them: You can have someone trim them for you. But make sure the person who does it is experienced in trimming eyelashes. ...Read more
I cut my eyelashes by accident the tips but I have long eyelashes will they grow back to the normal lengh?
Yes in time: The entire growth cycle duration for the eyelashes is 4 months. ...Read more
I've been using dutasteride 5mths, I have developed trichomegaly (lots of new rows of very long eyelashes). If I stop using it, it will reverse it?
Long eyelashes poking me in the eye. I understand their purpose but it's irritating. Would trimming be recommended before getting contacts?
Not necessarily: I too have unusually long lashes and have worn rigid gas permeable lenses for 45 years without problems. Trimming your lashes won't help as they grow back within 3 weeks. You may have a few aberrant lashes that can be epitated by your comprehensive ophthalmologist that makes it easier for you. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my 5 month old babys eye discharge? Is it because of the long eyelashes? Started when he was just a week old.
One's own Dr. Knows: Babies who have increased tears in the eyes may actually have some blockage in the tear ducts (drainage ducts near the bridge of the nose), so the babies' tears and mucus just stay visible. A pediatric eye doctor can examine the eye to be sure there isn't a problem within the eyeball itself, and plan treatment. There should be no effect on vision, IF the teariness is just due to blocked ducts. ...Read more
How can I fix trichomegaly? Using dutasteride 5mths, used elidel (pimecrolimus) around eye 1mth away and lots of new rows of very long eyelashes appeared. Any idea?
Androgenic effect: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a cream -prednisone based for eczema and I don't think it is contibuting to your rows of eyelashes. Why are you taking Avodart- dutasteride, which is a medicine meant for prostate enlargement. Are you having excess body hair problem and are you taking this medicine on docotor's prescription. If you read its side effects which include decreased libido, impotence bec. Of antitestosterone eff ...Read more
My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?
Dark circles: Hi Lois! Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read more
Been on travatan 1 mo. In right eye & now have long eyelashes. Left eye without glaucoma is 15-17 pressure. Is it ok to treat that eye so it matches?
Travatan use is OK.: Travatan, as do other prostaglandin related medications (lumigan, xalatan), stimulates the growth of lashes ad makes them darker. It should not be harmful to apply it to the other eye. In fact, one of them is marketed just for that purpose, as a cosmetic product. It is applied tom the lashes, not the eye. ...Read more
Pluck it: If you are too squeamish to do that then trim it or have your barber trim it. ...Read more
What happens if you get vitamin E oil in your eye? I am trying to grow my eyelashes longer and put vitamin E in them every night it gets in my eye
My sister get's a numb head when she lay's on it for to long, is there anything to be concerned about?
Not at all: If the numbness goes away after getting up than there does not seem to be a problem, but if it persists than you need to check with your doctor. ...Read more
I sometimes get strange throbbing pains in my head, it doesn't last long, but still worries me, it's in different places. What could this be?
Migraine: Migraines are known to cause throbbing pain in the head. They are by far one of the most common causes of headaches in women. Of course, there are other causes - tension headaches which can be throbbing, but less likely than migraines. If getting worse or other symptoms are present, please see your doc. ...Read more
I was my long/thick hair every other day with head n shoulders but get so much dandruff! Am I over washing or is there another cause to dandruff?
See a dermatologist: You will probably like the effect of a steroid solution such as fluocinide. 05%. You may have seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Meanwhile you can try a different shampoo such as DHS-Zn which is twice as strong as Head/shoulders. You might also try a selenium sulfide [selsun], ketoconazole [nizoral], or tar, or salicylic acid shampoo. ...Read more
Can spine get separated from a persons head due to accident, if so what might be symptoms& how long would it take for symptoms to show up.
Yes: In general if spine got separateD a person head they would die ...Read more
I get this cold sensation on the back ofmy head doesn't last long I also feel like loosing balance but regain controll it happened twice what is it?
Unclear: No age has been specified. This could be neurologic, vascular or endocrinal in nature. If one is having seizures, or TIAs this could be related. If one is having vascular problems such as TIA or ministroke this could be related. If you have diabetes. and the sugar is not regulated then this is important. See your doc soon ...Read more
I always get these painful headaches after being in the sun for a long time or by the sun hitting my head for 10-15 minutes. Pain lasts the whole day.
Migraine: All headaches are provoked by triggers, and not unusual for migraines to be set off by bright sunshine, amongst many potential triggers. You might find some benefit from sunglasses or a visor, but perhaps a preventative prescription medicine or otc product might be even more successful. ...Read more
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