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Doctor insights on: Safe Eyelid Moisturizer For Ocular Rosacea

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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Could rosacea and ocular rosacea cause an elevated Total Complement (CH50)? I am healthy, very active, feel great.

Could rosacea and ocular rosacea cause an elevated Total Complement (CH50)? I am healthy, very active, feel great.

Ocular rosea: Roscea can be an autoimmune disorder and as such can have elevated immune markers. Alternatively could be lupus. Did they check other markers like dsDNA Sm antibody? F/u /w dermatology


https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834698/ ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes. Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes. Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies. Treatment?  

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes! " no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can any doctor suggest me a moisturizer recommendation for rosacea?

Can any doctor suggest me a moisturizer recommendation for rosacea?

Rosacea: Any doctor can but the best would be a skin specialist like a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. There are many treatments for rosecea and these specialists are involved in doing all of them ...Read more

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What's best way to reduce redness in face after a shower? Showering makes my rosacea flare up badly. Moisturizer seems to make worse/sustain it.

Rosacea: The newest treatment for rosacea is a product called Mirvaso which is a topical prescription medication. Oral medications such as Oracea is also helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to swim with occular rosacea?

Go with the advice: Of your ophthalmologist. They would know your situation best. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema?

Many options.: There are many options for moisturizing your skin. I like to have my patients use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It usually works great and is usually not irritating the the skin or eye. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Moisturizer: Moisturizer is useful. Do not scrub your lids too often and hard with cleaners as this removes protective oils. Consider also that you might have tear overflow which causes some skin dryness in that area like chapped lips. ...Read more

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I have a very naturally red face and want to know how to treat it. I moisturize everyday and know that it's not eczema or rosacea.?

I have a very naturally red face and want to know how to treat it. I moisturize everyday and know that it's not eczema or rosacea.?

Need more info: Dermatological problems are difficult to diagnose over the internet. My suggestion is to see your family physician and have him/her refer you to a dermatologist as this redness could be anything. ...Read more

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I have rosacea & nothing makes it worse than taking a shower, even if water doesn't hit my face. Moisturizing make it redder. What can I do?

It's the heat: Stress, heat, sun are things can can exacerbate rosacea. If you want treatment you can see an aesthetic doctor. Laser, ipl, chemical peels, topical antibiotics are some treatments that can help. ...Read more

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Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, I also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, I also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

See your doctor: Metronidazole gel is meant for use on the skin. Because it is not an ophthalmic preparation, it is generally not recommended to apply on or near the eyelid. If your breakout is near your eyelids, have your doctor evaluate it to determine if you have ocular rosacea or seborrhiec dermatitis of the eyes. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant. ...Read more

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Whenever I use any kind of moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eyes (specially right eye) irritates. What is this? Is there any kind of remedy?

Whenever I use any kind of moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eyes (specially right eye) irritates. What is this? Is there any kind of remedy?

You may need a: Hypo-allergenic skin cream. You may be allergic to something in yours. Please do not use creams that contain alcohol because that drys the skin. Peace and good health. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Best eye drop: Systane and refresh are both excellent brands but the preferred particular product depends on each individual's needs and preferences. ...Read more

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Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Creams.: Creams are always more hydrating than lotions which are more hydrating typically than serums. A great intensive over-the-counter moisturizer is cerave cream. For a good eye repair product which is intensely moisturizing, try skinmedica eye repair. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

No problem: Eye cream is formulated so that it will not sting to much it if gets into the eye but it contains the same type of ingredients as facial moisturizers. So you can substiute the cheaper facial moisturizer for this purpose with no risk to the eyes and generally good effects. ...Read more

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Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?

Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?

See an Allergist: The description is suspicious for allergic contact dermatitis (although hard to be sure without examining the eyes or rash). If the eye is spared, then this is most commonly caused by a preservative, plant extract, or fragrance used in cosmetics or hygiene product, or via transfer of allergen from hands when rubbing the eye (sensitivity to nail treatment for example). Patch testing can help ...Read more

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I only use cleanser and sunblock. Sometimes I wear makeup but not the other skincare like eye cream and moisturizer. Will that accelerate aging?

I only use cleanser and sunblock. Sometimes I wear makeup but not the other skincare like eye cream and moisturizer. Will that accelerate aging?

Exfoliants: Both of those will help preserve skin quality. You will also benefit from exfoliating your skin and keeping it moist. ...Read more

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Mom has ocular toxoplasmosis. On prednisone, and other meds. Are probiotics safe or could they feed the parasites in her eye while they are active?

Mom has ocular toxoplasmosis. On prednisone, and other meds. Are probiotics safe or could they feed the parasites in her eye while they are active?

Probiotics are safe: The probiotics are only going to populate the gut with beneficial bacteria to aid normal digestive health. They do not enter the blood and go elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How do I treat ocular roseacea?

How do I treat ocular roseacea?

Symptom management.: Ocular rosacea is a difficult disease to manage, in large part because the exact cause is unknown. Treatment is guided by the severity of your symptoms: if mild, frequent application of artificial teardrops and warm compresses to the affected eye are helpful. In more severe cases, antibiotics and steroids can be used for a limited time, but can have side effects. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

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