Monday, January 19, 2015

Inflamed Eyelids?

     Appears I've got 'em.  Scheduled to see the eye doctor tomorrow at 8:55 a.m.  "Blepharitis," which sound to me like what you call it when an elephant suffers severe wind.

     Until I see the doc, the professional advice is to wash one's face with baby shampoo and lay off the makeup. Have been doing and will keep on doing.

     No well-meaning advice, please, and especially if you've never had this.  No silver, no half-onions, none of that.  We pay a class of arcane specialists to work on this stuff and they're better than you think.

11 comments:

Wolfman said...

Something like that happened to me recently when I saw that picture of John Kerry kissing the President of France. Did that cause yours, too?

B said...

Silver onions?

Explain pleez

Jim R said...

The first time I had that, the ophthalmologist sent me after "eye scrub" or some such, and gauze pads to wash the margins of my eyelids. The next time it happened, some years later, I was seeing a different eye doc, who suggested a drop of baby shampoo in a cup of water, then dip a wash cloth in it and wash gently. Makeup was not a contributor in my case...

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

It's really amazing what ya can learn on the internet....
Inflamed eyelids and eyebleach...

don't wear eye makeup...

Ms ECKS, get well sooner.

Rich in NC

Anonymous said...

I had it a few times when I was a kid. They gave me a tube of antibiotic goo which I put in my eyes at 6 hr intervals. It stung a bit, and it was hard to see for a couple minutes but the crud went away after a few days. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

My ex the nurse threw out her eyeliner and mascara every month or so, said it was to prevent infections.

Al_in_Ottawa

Roberta X said...

Al: one does have to do that, yes. And something like this means I've got to replace them all.

fillyjonk said...

I have chronic hives and sometimes get them around my eyes, so I can sympathize. Allergies also affect my eyes. Itchy gritty eyes are not fun.

rickn8or said...

Do what the essperts say and get better soonest.

Bruce Edwards said...

What do you need makeup for?

Roberta X said...

Bruce: adherence to social norms? Trying to keep my eyes from looking tiny though my glasses? The latter is utter vanity; I'm quite nearsighted and no amount of goop corrects the optical effect. Aw, well.