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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?
2 yo scratched eye lid. Today the small scratch on lid spread across lower lid by lashes. Looks like red eyeliner under lid. Not bothering him. Help?
Yes: A hordeolum is when an oil gland (mebomian gland) eyelid margin becomes clogged and inflamed. It is usually red, swollen, and tender. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeolum, but the inflammation, redness, tenderness resolves and a nodule of bump is left in the eyelid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more
Heat is key: See [email protected] for more details, but heat is key to naturally opening up meibomian gland: it can be wet or dry. Washing lids/lashes with hot water (without burning skin) is also important. Diluted tea tree oil also helps naturally clear lashes from bacteria & mites that can clog glands. ...Read more
My clogged meibomian glands arent styes or chalazions they just make my eyelid a little thick. How long to remove oil with compress & doxycycline 1day?
Melbomian glands clogged. Already doing eyelid cleaning, warm compress, omega 3 supplements, eye drops. Eyes still dry, ripples What else can be done?
I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?
Other modes of: Treatment for this, need to coordinate which is best for you. These include Doxycycline or Minocin (minocycline) pills for 1-2 months, fish oil gel caps or even Restasis drops may help. There is ciurrently a procedure called lipiflow tha t can help but is very expensive and needs repeating every 6 months or so. ...Read more
Help, i've only itch on upper+lower lid skin where lashes grow(mostly near eyecorner)+in eyecorner, feel dryeye. Eyemd said allergy conjunc.Tried 10meds?
Eye Lid Dermatitis: You have to stop all makeup until the skin heals. Use a cortisone cream like prescription Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Then add each component of makeup for 4 days before you go onto the next. This way you may be able to find out what is causing the reaction. ...Read more
Active vs inactive: An internal hordeolum is an active infection of an oil producing gland in the lid and is characterized by a painful bump on the eyelid. A chalazion can occur after the resolution of this infection and is a result of the body walling off the infected gland to prevent spreading of the infection. Chalazia are not painful. ...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?
MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup
OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more
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
To treat blepharitis and evaporative dry eyes, how effective is thermal eye compress that you microwave vs regular warm water compresses.
No improvement: Viral conjunctivitis doesn't respond to antibiotics. If you apply antibiotic ointment when there's a viral infection, the pink eye will remain pink & will only improve with time. Cool compresses may help. The risk of using antibiotics in the eye when not necessary include: possible allergic reaction (eye may get redder/swollen) & possibly developing resistance to that antibiotic in the future. ...Read more