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What Is The Best Treatment For Dry Eyes
Lid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more
A medicated dressing: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more
Glasses or Surgery: Regarding eye "coordination" usually target fixation brings both eyes together into alignment. When there is an alignment mismatch or strabismus, solutions can include glasses (sometimes with prism) or surgery. Rarely, some eye "exercises" may be tried for benefit. Consult with your ophthalmologist if there are any questions for coordination, especially in children as there are higher risks. ...Read more
Allergy eyes: Hayfever results in histamine release, which causes sinus drainage and itchy, puffy, watery eyes. The best allergy eyedrops contain a combination of an antihistamine and a mast cell stabilizer. Over the counter, i recommend zaditor, which is used twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks during allergy season (now). Some excellent, long-acting, once-a-day allergy drops are Pataday and lastacaft (alcaftadine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Uveitis is a broad term that can refer to inflammation inside the eye in various locations. Depending on where it is located, the treatment is generally some form of steroids. If it is due to a rheumatologic disorder, there may be other immune system inhibiting medications used in treatment. If it is due to an infection, certain antibiotics or antiviral would be used. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Depends: The best treatment is whichever treatment your eye doctor feels most comfortable with. Depending on when they trained is the treatment that one will receive. If they trained earlier, the treatment could be the placement of an antibiotic ointment, a drop to relax the iris and then a patch or contact lens would be placed . Nowadays, many are not patching the eye and just use topical lubricants. ...Read more
Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aquaphor ointment (or vaseline) all over body. This works because the water soaks into the skin and when the skin surface is dry the ointment will seal the moisture in. Do this daily. ...Read more
Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more
Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...Read more
Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more
Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more
See an EyeMD.: "poofy" eyelids may be from allergies, if so cold compresses are helpful. If due to clogged oil glands (meibomitis), then hot compresses are better. Take a clean sock, fill it with rice, put in microwave for 30-40 seconds and place over closed eyes for 15 minutes 2x/day. If no better see an eye care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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