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Remove Eye Crust
Blepharitis: Blepharitis, sometimes referred to as dandruff of the eyelashes. I have many patient that have problems with baby shampoo scrubs. I recommend ocusoft lid scrubs. If this does not take care of it, then you may need an antibiotic and possibly steroid drop or combination to treat the condition. Oral omega 3's can help the health of the eyelid margin as well. ...Read more
Warm wash cloth: Gently wiping with a warm, wet wash cloth is the best method. If the crusting is persistent, the skin around the eye is red or your baby's eyes are bloodshot or sensitive to light, then it is recommended to check with your pediatrician. ...Read more
See below: Make a slurry of johnson's baby shampoo and warm water, genyly wipe with a terry cloth. ...Read more
Right eye removed 3yr ago, infection with yellow drainage, removed with crust, couldn't put back in due to pain. Red on the inside, what to do?
Fake eye out: 4 yr male says Right eye removed 3yr ago, infection with yellow drainage, removed with crust, couldn't put back in due to pain. Red on the inside, what to do? ANS: Have your parents take you to your doctor tomorrow. You write well for a 4 year old though. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?
Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve. ...Read more
Usually Blepharitis: Blepharitis or plugging up of oil producing glands of the eyelid which is stress related is extremely common these days. The stale oil is discharged at night and can form a crust on the eye lashes. Occasionally a lingering viral infection may keep a crust on the eyes. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Cool soaks: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more
Genetic?: I imagine this is a cosmetic problem, though I could be wrong. I many darker pigmented ethnic groups this is normal. If you are intent on removing them, I suggest you see a dermatologist first and then a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Heat, age, hygiene: It is most likely dried tears and discharge from blepharitis-gets worse when its hotter, poor lid hygiene and aging. Regular lid hygiene with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Warm compress with lid scrubs. Bad cases or 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
Copiously rinse: If you have splashed bleach into your eyes and on your surrounding skin, rinse your eyes & face with water asap. You should also have someone take you to an urgent care clinic to have eyes evaluated. A pH of your tears will be tested & more Normal saline rinse (Morgan lens) will likely occur. Proper treatment & follow up will be provided. Bleach is a very alkaline product & can cause severe burns. ...Read more
You don't really: This crusting generally comes from tears that pool while sleeping. The tears accumulate more in a closed eye (and in babies drain less easily) and dry out and crust. This is common in babies and is technically not a problem. Wipe the crust with a warm washcloth in the morning and this will improve as the child ages. ...Read more
Normal or infection: All night long, our closed eyes provide a warm, dark, moist environment for bacteria to grow, and there can be a constant battle between these bacteria and our natural defenses. The "goop" you see is the product of that all-night battle, and some people tend to get more goop than others. There are some conditions, like blepharitis (eyelid inflammation) that tend to produce more of this discharge. ...Read more
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