Safe eyelid moisturizer for ocular rosacea - Doctor answers

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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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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

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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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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?  

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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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more