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My eyes are red and in pain. When i wake up my eyelashes stick together samething is coming out of my eyes?

My eyes are red and in pain. When i wake up my eyelashes stick together samething is coming out of my eyes?

Blepharitis: Its a chronic condition like dandruff- your lashes/lids have crusting from the glands. Scrub your lashes clean with baby shampoo every morning, and consider antibiotic ointment on your lashes at bedtime. Omega 3 oils supplementsalso helpful. ...Read more

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Saw doc yesterday about sore throat and canker, said virus.Last night one eye irritation, conjunctiva red, watering all night-eyelashes little stuck together.Conjunctivitis?How to treat or see reg doc?

Saw doc yesterday about sore throat and canker, said virus.Last night one eye irritation, conjunctiva red, watering all night-eyelashes little stuck together.Conjunctivitis?How to treat or see reg doc?

Conjunctivitis: Your symptoms definitely seem compatible with a viral syndrome also involving the eye (conjunctivitis). Try not to spread the virus to your other eye or others. Clean the secretions with a clean washcloth with warm water, and you may use artificial tears ; ocular decongestant like naphcon a™ for comfort. Also tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and plenty of fluids and rest. Takes about 7 to 10 days to clear. ...Read more

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I have a blepharite from past 19 years..right now I am 21.i tried many ointmnts,like.mlobe,occupalD,but it appears again,my eyelashes r geting thinner?

I have a blepharite from past 19 years..right now I am 21.i tried many ointmnts,like.mlobe,occupalD,but it appears again,my eyelashes r geting thinner?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis is a common problem. It stems from inflammation of the small oil glands on your eyelids. This oil helps make up the tear film. The treatment consists of a number of remedies including local compresses, massage of the glands eye drops and ointments, usually antibiotics. I would consult an ophthalmologst (eye MD) as you are bothered by this ...Read more

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I am trichotilimania. I've pulled my eyelashes out many times. Now many r growing in the wrong directions. How do I fix this? Please help.

I am trichotilimania. I've pulled my eyelashes out many times. Now many r growing in the wrong directions. How do I fix this? Please help.

Oculoplastic surgeon: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) can be treated by an oculoplastic surgeon. Options include epilation (pulling the lashes out), cryotherapy (freezing and killing the lash follicle), electrolysis (burning the lash follicle) or surgery. You should also work on ways to control the need to pull out your lashes as this problem will continue to recur. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do eyelashes grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more

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Are false eyelashes safe?

Are false eyelashes safe?

Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction,' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...Read more

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Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Depends on the cause: Check thyroid function, rule out eyelid infection (blepharitis), if lashes don't grow within 1 month consider Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription). ...Read more