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Ocusoft Lid Scrub Compliance Medication
My upper eyelids are swollen are purple. Worse in evening. Blepharitis? Haven't worn make-up or contacts in 3 weeks, using ocusoft lid scrubs. Next?
Typically: Purple coloration is not caused from just blepharitis. Again seeing this would help in diagnosing and treating. You know how to contact the office, # just in case 801-268-6600. ...Read more
For dry &eye blepharitis, how long do you use ocusoft lid scrub extra strength plus. Can you use ocusoft lid scrub regular strength instead.
For blepharitis, do you use ocusoft lid scrub before warm compresses. How long you wait before you wash your eyes after using ocusoft lid scrub?
Compress first: In treating blepharitis the goal is to clear the eyelid margins of debris/oil/bacteria. Warm compresses help to soften dried matter and make scrubs more effective. So if you have the patience, do warm compresses first then scrub with pads. An easy alternative is to scrub closed lids with soap/shampoo lather with your index fingers in shower and rinse thoroughly before opening. Takes 20 seconds. ...Read more
What scrub and face washer should I use for my oily face? Any effective for my face? What should I use beside my medications
Oily Face: Use cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash and cetaphil dermacontrol non-comedogenic oil control moisturizer. ...Read more
Time: Usually takes a week or two to resolve although some improvement should be seen within a few days. ...Read more
I need to know how long a urine sample will last for a drug test. It has been in a secured bottle with lid on for a week. I see the doctor tomorrow morning and need to know if the sample will still work
Hi I just started restasis. My top eyelids hurt n look swellon. My dr said do warm compress and scrub lids daily. N give restasis time to work will restasis help with my puffy top eyelids? Will it make them shink?
Hot compresses and eye drops and lid scrubs not helping my blepharitis. I don't know what else to do my vision hasn't been the same in months?
See an eye doc:
You may need antibiotic combined with steroid ointment to the eye and systemic treatment with Doxycline medication. Please also take Omega 3 essential fatty acid (sources are fish, flax seed or Chia seed oil).
Avoid dust and animal dandruff. Please see an ophthalmologist for consult. ...Read more
Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, tear drop. Thanks.
Hi doctor, I have blepharitis. I continue lid scrubs, as well as warm compresses every day. Can I use an antibiotic ointment to help the condition?
Can the ingredient urea in a facial scrub interact with the drug propecia (finasteride) used for hair loss? I read to ask about interaction when using urea? Thanks
If you ingest it: Not if you put it on your skin!! ...Read more
I take a variety of medications and have day time sleepiness, even with CPAP compliance and good AHI values. How can I prevent daytime sleepiness?
Probably change: Your combination of medications. They are what's making you sleepy, not the CPAP. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more