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Melbomian glands clogged. Already doing eyelid cleaning, warm compress, omega 3 supplements, eye drops. Eyes still dry, ripples What else can be done?
Can clogged meibomian glands unclog themselves with time (no warm compresses, no antibiotics, no lid cleaning, etc.)??
Sure: Meibomian glands can fluctuate in their function depending on a variety of environmental &host factors. Their secretions can become variably thicker or thinner and various symptoms of ocular surface irritation can arise from this. When the orifices block, painful sties can develop, or even a more chronic chalazion. Most people do well without much fuss with eyelid hygiene, whereas others need help ...Read more
Thick clear mucus back of nose 6 months, swollen mucosa & large adenoids. CT clear, no infection,steroid sprays don't work. Cromolyn sodium an option?
See allergist: Even though cromolyn may help some people I have been been impressed with its efficacy. You problem is likely from allergies and it would be a good idea for you to consult a specialist. ...Read more
No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more
Diabetic, feels like ears r clogged w/ wax or fluid, rinsing w/ drops & water w/ no improvement, high-pitched ringing, pain in 1 ear, infection? Wax?
Poss. sinus infection? 1 nostril congested constantly running w/ thickish bright yellow-green mucus for 2 weeks. Sudafed not working. Trying Flonase?
Sinusitis: At this point you might need a trial of antibiotics. ...Read more
Blepharitis recur once every 2-3 months despite warm compress n lid cleaning. When there's inflammation again, should FML (fluorometholone) or Dexa-Gentamicin be used?
Chronic blepharitis: is an incurable but treatable condition. It is often associated with rosacea. Treatment options include warm compresses, expressing the eyelid glands, eyelid scrubs, such as ocusoft or sterilid, twice daily flaxseed oil capsules and prescription medications such as restasis and doxycycline. Discuss your treatment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Melbomian gland dysfunction. Warm compress, lid cleaning. 2x/ day. Eyelids still swollen. Doc gave Lotemax (loteprednol). Don't help with swelling. What to do?
My clogged meibomian glands arent styes or chalazions it just makes the eyelid thicker. How long to remove oil w/ 1 warm compress & doxycycline a day?
Sorrounding upper eye muscles swollen after using liver detox herbal supplement. Liver/digestion feels better but eyes are worse.?
Red irritated sore throat lasting 6 months! Nothing helps (antibiotics, salt water gargle, acid reflux, allergy meds, steroids). Remove tonsils help?
My smell sense has been decreased greatly after using neti pot & gse for my sinuses, what happen?
I put 4 drop of gse +240ml water+incl salt bag
Can you please advise timing/order of taking:lotemax 2/d drop, lid scrubs1/d, retain eye tear drop 3/d, &warm compresses 1/d.Can any taken concurrently?
Yes: If your doctor tells you to do that. Space the drops out by 5 minutes or so, so that they don't wash each other out. ...Read more
Optho: TINY scratch cornea wind blew hair. Optometrist rx'd drops sulfa base. Allergic to sulfa. Pharm concerned. Opto said use moisturizing drops, probably heal naturally. Minor Discomfort. Thoughts?
Don't use sulfa: If you are allergic to sulfa you should not use it. If the discomfort is minimal or mild it may be OK to just use moisturizing drops. Most cornea abrasions heal within 24 hours as the cornea is the most rapidly healing tissue in the body. There is always a concern for infection hence ordering antibiotics but others are avaialble instead of sulfa if needed. Ask you eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ran out of saline to soak my 25 day old nipple piercings Is Himalayan salt safe to use Unlike sea salt it hydrates ur skin also hasAntibacterial props?
Himalayan salt: Himalayan salt has antibacterial/ antimicrobial properties - so I do not know of reasons that it can not be used for cleansing of piercing sites. However I would not soak the metals in it because when Himalyan salt & water are mixed it can oxidize metal. ...Read more
Congestion & clear drainage been flushing w/apple cider vinegar(to clear sinus)no fever, some dizziness(present prior to vinegar)when moving/bending?
Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?
Possible mets: There is a type of breast cancer called lobular breast cancer that tends to metastasize to lymph nodes and salivary glands. Her2 positive breast cancer can also behave this way. I think your swollen salivary glands and lymph nodes are due to metastatic breast cancer. Make sure your doctor considers this possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A vulvar red swelling, hot ,tender ,no pus yet, should i take sytemic antibiotic ?? or topical Fucidin is enough ???
Possible abscess: Probably best to let your doctor decide in person. Selling, pain and redness obviously can mean infection in the form of abscess/cyst. (You know this as you mentioned pus.) If it is a fluid collection, the best treatment is for your doctor to numb and open it. Systemic antibiotics don't really do the trick. You can get redness from yeast, of course. Warm water soaks, see your doctor. ...Read more