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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. Ronald Krauser
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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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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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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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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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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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