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Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 yo scratched eye lid. Today the small scratch on lid spread across lower lid by lashes. Looks like red eyeliner under lid. Not bothering him. Help?
Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to be getting frequent eye styes, despite good eye lid hygiene. (using baby shampoo to wash lids twice daily and stopped using makeup). ideas?
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Blepharitis: Lids scrubs help with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. There are many ways to do it, including buying pre-packaged lid scrub wipes. I tell my patients just to put some baby shampoo on their finger tips with some tap water and gently scrub your closed eyelids along the lashes. Then rinse your closed lids with tap water. ...Read more
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear eye experts/ ophthalmologist:for evaporate dry eye, i can't do warm eye compress. Would washing and massaging eyes 5 min in shower be equivalent?
Maybe: The warm compresses may be used in the shower. I feel that it is the abrasive action of the washcloth combined with the detergent action of the baby shampoo that improves the blepharitis. Try this out and see. For the evaporativ dry eye, use a good artificial tear for lubrication. Keeping the blepharitis under control will help the dry eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?
Other modes of: Treatment for this, need to coordinate which is best for you. These include Doxycycline or Minocin (minocycline) pills for 1-2 months, fish oil gel caps or even Restasis drops may help. There is ciurrently a procedure called lipiflow tha t can help but is very expensive and needs repeating every 6 months or so. ...Read more
Healing: All incisions/scars during healing have some degree of itching. This will rapidly fade if due to the surgery. If persistent after two weeks, then the itching comes from something else like allergy. Check at that time with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer