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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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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