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Should I throw away my mascara if I have had a staff infection on my eyelid?

Should I throw away my mascara if I have had a staff infection on my eyelid?

Yes and stop using!: The common cause of blepharitis is a malfunction of the oil glands of the lids resulting in inflammation and irritation of the eyelid  margins. Other causes include acne rosacea,  seborrheic blepharitis, and infection of the lash base by staphylococcal bacteria. Limiting or stopping the use eye make-up when treating blepharitis is often recommended as it will make it easy to maintain lid hygiene. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

Stop all makeup: check out skindeep app for all the chemicals and poisons in make up products. try to wash your eyes by dipping them in clean luke warm water 5-6 times a day in a cup filled to the brim. If overweight,check for diabetes.drink lot of water. ...Read more

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Do I have to throw out my contacts if a small stye pops while wearing them? Will it re-infect my eye, even after storing the contact in solution?

Do I have to throw out my contacts if a small stye pops while wearing them?  Will it re-infect my eye, even after storing the contact in solution?

Maybe: If you are wearing standard disposable lenses, they are fairly inexpensive. Throw out the lens and put in a new pair. If you want to re-use, clean, soak overnight, clean again and soak again, then use. ...Read more

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What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

Very Rare: Fungal infection of the lids are beyond rare! i strongly suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. There are no otc treatments applicable to lids! be careful... It is too close to the eye. ...Read more

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I have sn infection on a open cut on eyelid and its spreading what should I do I used neosporin made it worse.

See a doctor: you might want to apply ophthalmic antibiotic cream but the requires a prescription so it is safer to go and see a doctor do not ignore it infection around the eye could turn serious good luck ...Read more

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I think I have a chilazion under my eyelid. I lifted up my eyelid and the infection bubble burst and pus/hard stuff came out. What do I do now? Meds?

I think I have a chilazion under my eyelid. I lifted up my eyelid and the infection bubble burst and pus/hard stuff came out. What do I do now? Meds?

Chalazion: Once a sty or chalazion opens, keep up lid hygiene (warm compresses, cleaning with diluted baby shampoo or tea tree oil: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for details) to keep meibomian glands open & unclogged. If suspect infection (redness on skin or pain) video consult MD for Rx for Erythromycin or Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment. ...Read more

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How can I help my eyelid infection heal faster?

How can I help my eyelid infection heal faster?

Warm compresses: A eye infection or chalazion responds slowly to medication. It is uncomfortable but not dangerous. Antibiotics may help and rarely you amy need opthamologist to remove the area if it does not resolve in several weeks. ...Read more

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My eyelids have yellow crust every morning lately. How do I get rid of the infection?

Antibiotics: Yellow crusting of the eyelids can be caused by allergies or infection. Using warm washcloths to rinse the eyelids can soothe the eyes and remove the crust but you need to see a doctor if you have symptoms for more than a day or two. ...Read more

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Can I wear new mascara on my upper eyelashes when my internal stye is under my lower eyelid?

Can I wear new mascara on my upper eyelashes when my internal stye is under my lower eyelid?

Best to avoid it: With a stye, on top or bottom, it is best to avoid all eye make-up as blinking can transfer some meds to the lower lid easy enough and may worsen the area, etc. Get treated, then once resolved, you can start wearing make-up as instructed by you Dr. best wishes. ...Read more

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My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

YES, A STYE: A stye is a painful blocked 'gland in your eyelid' (pictured: on the upper lid). General treatment is warm compresses. You may need an antibiotic drop or ointment. Rarely, an opthomologist may have to do a procedure to 'cure it.'. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen. I have no pain nor do I see an infection around the area.

My left eyelid is swollen.  I have no pain nor do I see an infection around the area.

Angioedema: If there is no pain, no itching, no redness in the eye and only swelling of one eyelid it may be due to angioedema which can bw caused by an insect bite other cause may be a chalazion which usually is a little painful but at times nan be without pain and stye which is usually painfull. ...Read more

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Our rainbow lorrikeet bird bit the corner of my eyelid, how do l prevent an infection?

Get it checked: If the bird actually lacerated the margin of your eyelid, you need to get this checked because it might not heal properly unless treated. Most OTC antibiotic ointments are not safe for the eye, so you would need an eye exam to have an appropriate on prescribed for you as well. Be careful around birds. They have been known to inflict some pretty severe injuries on human eyes. ...Read more

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Is crusting of eyelids common with repiratory infection?

Secondary Infection: Conjunctivitis and blepharitis are commonly associated with respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Eyes tear constantly. Eyes get some sort of infection from the eyelids ?

Eyes tear constantly.  Eyes get some sort of infection from the eyelids ?

Please check it: With an ophtalmologist. Could be a local issue but could be a more severe condition of the eye considering your age. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make ur eyelid swell if so how long does it take for swelling to go down?

Can a sinus infection make ur eyelid swell if so how long does it take for swelling to go down?

See doc tomorrow AM.: It sounds like your sinus infection has spread to your eye area. This is a known possible complication of sinus infections known as preseptal cellulitis. Are you currently being treated with an antibiotic? Did the swelling start while you were on the antibiotic? You will definitely need to either start antibiotics or change. If you are having eye pain, you need to go to er tonight. ...Read more

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