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Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

A good option: Although there are several products on the market to clean eyelids, dilute baby shampoo on a wash cloth is one of the safest methods to use. First, have an eye doctor determine if you have blepharitis (inflammation and/or infection of the lids), then try gently rubbing the lids for about 1 minute with a wet washcloth that has baby shampoo on it. If the eyes remain or become more irritated, go back. ...Read more

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How to wash/clean the bottom eye lid with baby shampoo ?

How to wash/clean the bottom eye lid with baby shampoo ?

Blepharitis: Lids scrubs help with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. There are many ways to do it, including buying pre-packaged lid scrub wipes. I tell my patients just to put some baby shampoo on their finger tips with some tap water and gently scrub your closed eyelids along the lashes. Then rinse your closed lids with tap water. ...Read more

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How do u exactly wash ur eyelids with baby shampoo like r u supposed to put it in the lids? And if so than for long? I would like it in detail please

How do u exactly wash ur eyelids with baby shampoo like r u supposed to put it in the lids? And if so than for long? I would like it in detail please

Blepharitis: Lids scrubs help with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. There are many ways to do it, including buying pre-packaged lid scrub wipes. I tell my patients just to put some baby shampoo on their finger tips with some tap water and gently scrub your closed eyelids along the lashes. Then rinse your closed lids with tap water. ...Read more

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I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

Probable sensitivity: Obviously you want tomatoes this in the future. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as topical ophthalmologic steroid ointments or eye drops may also help ...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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Natural cures besides baby shampoo for eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

Natural cures besides baby shampoo for eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

Maybe more: 3 "conditions" maybe causing the problem. The first is allergies: it's been a tough allergy season. The best treatment is allergy meds, both topical and pills. The next is blepharitis- a chronic eyelid infection. Lid scrubs help but sometimes antibiotics are needed. A doctor needs to look to this rule out as rosacea, a disease can also make this worse. It could be an infection. Go to an md! ...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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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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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

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

Styes: Please make an appointment to an eye specialist! You will get good care, I'm sure! Please let me know how things go. PS: I am 72, started wearing glasses at age 6, broke 4 pair that year. Still wearing glasses but can't see out of my right eye. ...Read more