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Remedies For Red Rimmed Eyes
Lid scrubs: It depends on the cause of the redness. A common cause is blepharitis, which is inflammation and blockage of the oil glands that line the eyelids. The best treatment is to apply warm compresses for a few minutes and then scrub along the lash line using baby shampoo. Repeat this once or twice daily. If the redness doesn't improve after 3-4 weeks, see your eye md to rule out another cause. ...Read more
Red-rimmed eyes is a symptom in which a person has redness of the eyelids, giving the appearance of red color around the eyes. Inflammation of the lids (redness, irritated skin, puffiness) can be due to mild infections in the glands at near the eyelashes (a condition called blepharitis), due to styes (an infection in a gland a bit deeper into the eyelid), due to ...Read more
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more
Blepharitis treatmen: The most common cause is blepharitis, commonly known as "granulated eyelids." this can go thru phases where the lids look quiet and other times red or inflammed. This is like having eczema, or dandruff, along the eyelids and leads to an inflammatory response that gives the redness. There are other causes, including dry eye and emotional upsets, i. E. Crying and rubbing the eye. ...Read more
The sides of my nose are red and so is the side of my eyes. Is there a home remedy for this redness?
I think I have sore eyes/pink eyes. What home remedy should I do and what medicine to immediately relieve the soreness, gritty feeling, redness?
Dry eye syndrome: Your eyes may be dry and therefore can be helped with ocular lubricants, such as refresh tears, systane ultra, genteal mild to moderate level. These drops may be used every 3 to 4 hours as needed. Also humidification of your local living environment, sleeping with windows closed, fans off, clean vacuumed bedroom may also help. Dietary fishoil or flaxxseed oil may help. If not better, c eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had a pin eye.now my 10month old baby got it.is it medical emergency. He is normal otherwise.mild redness both eyes.any treatment needed?
This is not a: medical emergency. However, at his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. He may just need treatment with antibiotic drops, but some conjunctivitis (pink eye) is associated with ear infections, even without other symptoms. Since he can't tell you whether or not his ear hurts, he should be examined. ...Read more
I need a diy or home remedy substitute for eye drops. My right eye feels like theres an eyelash stick but there's nothing but redness. Help please!
Use OTC drops: It's not a good idea to make up your own eye drops as a substitute for commercially prepared drops. In the past, soft contact lens wearers used to prepare their own saline solutions with salt tablets. They had a higher risk of developing bad eye infections because of having no preservatives in the drops to prevent contamination. You can rinse your eye out with tap water if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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