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Why is my eye crusty and eyelashes falling out?

Why is my eye crusty and eyelashes falling out?

Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepharitis, or it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid. You would need to have an eye physician check your crusting eyelids, and you might need a simple blood test to check your thyroid. ...Read more

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4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?

4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?

Blocked tear drain: Likely a conjunctivitis due to a blocked tear drain. Its very common in infants. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi

My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi

Crusty Bumps...: In a toddler with crusty oozy bumps we always think of impetigo, a skin infection from staph or strep bacteria. Does he get fever? Are these recurring? Anyone with resistant staph in the family? Any recent antibiotic use? Photos, more detailed history in a prime visit might steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?

My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?

Seborrhea or impetig: Crusty bumps could be impetigo (bacterial infection) or could be seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap). You may want your doctor to take a peek at it to best guide your treatment. One may require topical or oral antibiotics one doesn't. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and what do I do?

Get child examined: Have the child's pediatrician look at it. It is impossible to be specific without being able to exam the area. ...Read more

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I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?

I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?

Unknown: From your description it is unclear. You neglected to mention how dark your complexion is. If you are scratching these areas a lot, this could cause darkening. This could also be a form of eczema. I would not try to lighten then per se but there are lighteners available See a derm doctor before trying to do this on your own. ...Read more

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White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

Both?: If you are not keeping clean, then hygiene could delay healing. More suspcious for an std or related genito-urinary infection. It should be evaluated by a dr. Many health dept's have free / low-cost "std clinics" set up which can do exam and testing discretely. ...Read more

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Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?

Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?

Possible infection: Must be seen and examined in order to prescribe medication. Please make an appointment with your PC for an exam. ...Read more

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Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?

Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more

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Are false eyelashes safe?

Are false eyelashes safe?

Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction, ' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...Read more

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Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Depends on the cause: Check thyroid function, rule out eyelid infection (blepharitis), if lashes don't grow within 1 month consider Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription). ...Read more

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Are in-grown eyelashes normal?

No: It's not normal, but it's not rare either. Just pluck them out. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelashes coming out?

Why are my eyelashes coming out?

Many possible causes: Eyelashes fall out as we age, but can also happen with allergies, eyelid inflammation, infection, low thyroid hormone, poor diet and trauma. See an ophthalmologist to help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get eyelashes really long?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. ...Read more

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What causes eyelashes to fall out?

What causes eyelashes to fall out?

Some possibilities: There are several possible reasons for eye lash loss. When we age lashes often grow shorter or fall out. Excessive rubbing or even pulling the lashes does not help/ chronic inflammation or infection (dry eye or blepharitis) may be a cause. ...Read more

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How to become long your eyelashes?

How to become long your eyelashes?

Latisse: This product which is applied to upper eyelashes ice daily will make lashes longer, darker and thicker. It seems quite effective for most people. Ask your eye doctor about it. ...Read more

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How to stop touching my eyelashes?

How to stop touching my eyelashes?

Eyelash touching: Often related to psychiatric disease. See a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do people pull their eyelashes?

Why do people pull their eyelashes?

Habit, Anxiety: Often, people pull their eyelashes out of habit. For some people it is related to anxiety, and this behavior is a way of bringing comfort. It can become a compulsive action in which people feel "driven" or "compelled" to puck their eyelashes or eyebrows. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelashes fall out easily?

Why do my eyelashes fall out easily?

Eyelash loss: Trauma, psychiatric issues (trichotillomania), hypothyroidism, malnutrition, blepharitis or other lid disease, lid neoplasms, inflammatory diseases, and many other causes. ...Read more

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What is the composition of eyelashes?

What is the composition of eyelashes?

Keratin: An eyelash is composed of a hair shaft (or hair fiber) which is made up of a protein called keratin. ...Read more

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Can you lose you eyelashes as you age?

Yes: And there are many other reasons people can lose eyelashes as well. ...Read more

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What could cause me to lose eyelashes?

What could cause me to lose eyelashes?

A few possibilities: Inflammation, tumor, autoimmune disease, self-inflicted. See an ophthalmologist to determine what's going on. ...Read more