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My Eyelashes Are Crusty
Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepharitis, or it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid. You would need to have an eye physician check your crusting eyelids, and you might need a simple blood test to check your thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?
My daughter has pink eye and we are having trouble cleaning the crusties off her eyelashes. Any suggestions?
Soak in shower, bath: Dried crust on eyelashes comes off more easily when it is wet. One can stay in a bath for a while, to soak the crust. Then, with eyes closed, gently wipe with a soaked washcloth. An eye doctor or the drugstore may have pre-moistened eyelash cleaning towelettes for sale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally trimmed my eyelashes off with my eyelash curler - how long will they take to go back to normal length?
Latisse: First consideration is do you have medical condition that is causing this such as hypothyroidism, or are you take medications which are causing a side effect. If there is no underlying cause pres ription Latisse can regrow thin eyelashes. Ssince it is prescription only you would be evaluated for the read on for the thinning eyelashes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trichotillomania: Constant pulling of the eyebrows can lead to permanent loss if there is damage to the follicles. This habit, trichotillomania, may need counseling to help break the pattern in some people. There may be an underlying stress that needs to be brought to the open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An aging thing: Hair follicles all over the body go through about a 3 month cycle in which the hair grows for about a month, then stays for another month before falling out and the follicle "rests" for a month. As we age the growth phase gets shorter, thus the hairs do not grow as long before they stop growing. Prostaglandin eye drops for glaucoma and "latisse" appear to lengthen the growth phase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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