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Possible Blepharitis-swollen Eyelids

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 3, 2008
  • 08:43 AM

FOR OVER A MONTH, I HAVE BEEN BATTLING A PROBLEM WITH SWOLLEN RED EYELIDS, AND PUFFINESS BELOW THE EYES. MY INTERNIST DIAGNOSED AN INFECTION OF THE EYELIDS, PRESCRIBED PREDNISONE PILLS AND ENTHROMYISYN ??? OINTMENT. IT HAS ON OCCASION GOTTEN BETTER, BUT SEEMS TO KEEP RETURNING. I AM ON THE SECOND TUBE OF OINTMENT, BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE CLEARING UP. I HAVE BEEN IN SUNGLASSES TO HIDE THE PROBLEM, ALSO WEAR CONTACTS, BUT I AM AT MY WITS END AS I AM RELUCTANT TO MAKE ANY SOCIAL PLANS DUE TO THE WAY I LOOK, AND HAVE ALSO TRIED KEEPING THE CONTACTS OUT TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM. I AM WONDERING WHAT TO DO NEXT. DO YOU RECOMMEND AN ALLERGIST OR OPTHOMOLOGIST AS MY NEXT RESOLVE. I HAVE BEEN CLEANING THE EYES 2-3 TIMES A DAY WITH BABY SHAMPOO...NO HELP. I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE ANSWER AND I AM WORRIED ABOUT POSSIBLE EYE DAMAGE IF THIS DOES NOT CLEAR UP SOON. ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER WOULD BE APPRECIATED. MRS. B. FLANAGAN @jbdivot@comcast.net

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  • I have a milder version of this, and was advised by my opthalmologist to use a baby shampoo, and gently rotate a soft wet flannel over the eyes, rinse, then repeat and rinse again. I'd consult an opthalmologist, and possibly seek a second opinion, if necessary. You may need to try a different antibiotic on it.
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