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Who do I see if I have rosacea and blepharitis?

Who do I see if I have rosacea and blepharitis?

Ophthal or derm: These conditions, rather common, can be treated by an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. It sounds like the diagnosis has already been made for you so you just need to get started on the treatment. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more


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What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

Lids v. face: Blepharitis is a dandruff like inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, itching, crusting and sometimes loss of lashes. Rosacea is condition of unknown origin causing redness and crusting of the mid-face and sometimes involving the eyelids. Treatment overlaps between these two conditions and both are treatable. Rosacea can cause permanent skin changes if not dealt with. ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and i haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but i don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and  i haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but i don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

Usually not allergy: Blepharitis is inflammation or infection typically at the edge of the eyelid (margin) or base of eyelashes. The bacterial (or parasitic) byproducts are what can create an irritation to the lid skin or eye itself which feels like allergy (itching). Contact dermatitis is what is seen with cosmetic allergy, and is usually more like a rash around the eye. The lid skin is very sensitive. ...Read more

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I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

Meibomian gland: dysfunction from blepharitis can cause meibomian gland cysts to occur. Good lid hygiene with diligent lid scrubs found over the counter is a good start. Your ophthalmologist can treat you with medication or procedures to alleviate the symptoms and sometimes eliminate the cause. ...Read more

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Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many steps to make the living areas of home and office less irritating and maybe decrease some of your symptoms. When did this first develop for you? What types of eye make up do you use? Do you wear contact lens? A detailed history helps find treatment ...Read more

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Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Chronic diseases: These diseases are chronic in nature but can be controlled with treatment. Treatments include artificial tears during the day, warm compresses and scrubs, oral tetracycline agent, ointment at night, and other medications depending related issues. ...Read more

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How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

Are they drooling?: Facial rashes from teething are actually the result of excessive drooling that often accompanies teething. If they are drooling this is the most likely cause. If they are not drooling then it is something else. Rosacea, however, is very rare in toddlers. If you do not think this is the result of teething then perhaps an evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist is in order. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more