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Safe Eyelid Moisturizer For Ocular Rosacea
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
Papulopustular rosacea well controlled by Soolantra. Now have eye symptoms (see above) in both eyes. Is this ocular rosacea or age related dy eyes? What is the defining difference? Also treated for two bacterial infections in last three months.
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
Can doc tell the difference between ocular rosacea and an allergic reaction? (trigger uncertain.) Burning sensation. Prickly lids. Have facial 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
Could rosacea and ocular rosacea cause an elevated Total Complement (CH50)? I am healthy, very active, feel great.
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes. Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
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
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
I'm having trouble finding a face moisturizer with rosacea? What cc an I use? I have many already.
Moisturizer: Look for a fragrance free moisturizer. Examples include cetaphil or cereve. ...Read more
What daily moisturizer can I use that won't make my rosacea worse? Specific examples would be helpful! Thanks!
Eucerin facial SPF: Is one that I commonly recommend. Give it a try. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 19 year old suffer from rosacea. I used skinoren, rosex, specialized sunblock for the redness and a moisturizer. These where given by a der?
What is the best kind of non-prescription daily moisturizer with sun-screen in it for people with minor rosacea to use?
Sunscreen.: Sunscreens containing mexoryl such as anthelios are effective and moisturizing. ...Read more
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.
I have some rosacea, but skin just got blotchy, felt taut & extra dry & red. Using moisturizer seemed to make it worse. What are other options?
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
What can be causing the skin on my eyebrows and eyelid to itch sometimes? I also noticed a small dry patch on brow bone. Moisturizer makes it worse.
Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?
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
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
I woke up yesterday with a red dot under my eye, in a place that had some severe swelling as of late due to a rosacea flare up. Will it go away?
Most likely: Yes in all likelihood, it will probably disappear. ...Read more
I have rosacea an tak antibiotics, now have jaw pain, eye pain, plus bad tooth all left side. Doc said anxiety. My eye as pressur behind it and dry an sore?
I have rosacea and take antibiotics, now have jaw pain, eye pain, plus bad tooth left side. Doc said anxiety. My eye as pressur behind it and dry an sore?
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
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?
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
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
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
Whenever I put moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eye irritates. I don't want to leave my favorite moisturizer. Now what to do? Suggest pls.
Try a new bottle: Try a new bottle- this one may have something foreign in it. If that doesn't work, you may have developed a sensitivity and need to switch. ...Read more
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
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
Moisturizer in my eyes when using it on my face. Eyes are blood shot, blurry, puffy feeling. Need to see eye doc? I have pic but it won't let me link.
Flush eyes: Flush your eyes with sterile room temperature water. If the symptoms don't seem better by the next day see a physician. ...Read more
When differin (adapalene) gel 0.1% starts peeling skin (mostly below eye contour level on face), do I stop using & stick to only neostrata oil free moisturizer?
Moisturizer I used until 6 weeks pregnant had retinyl palmitate; eye makeup used until 16 weeks had it. Worried about too much vitamin a.
I apply olive oil to moisturize eyelashes but it gets in my eyes alot I have blurry view is it safe Will it affect me in long run I may put eye rinse?
Eyes: I would stop using the olive oil near your eyes. Go see your eye doctor to see if there are alternate treatments such as ointments that you could try ...Read more
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?
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