Erythromycin for blepharitis

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Avatar n tn THE THING for blepharitis control (not cure-its a chronic disease) is TheraTears SteriLid eyelid cleaner available over the counter. Also use the search, archives and health topic features here to read the many references to blepharitis.
Avatar m tn I forgot to mention its for meiobian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Lotemax is a steroid and while its less likely to cause side effects than strong steroids such as pred forte it can cause them nevertheless. Non steroids for blepharitis include oral tetracycline, antibiotic ointment such as erythromycin and esepcially TheraTears SteriLid eyelid cleaning foam (available over the counter).
Avatar n tn I am taking erythromycin op ointment and artificial tear drops for dry eyes. Does this mean I have Blepharitis? I was given a years prescription.
Avatar n tn 75% of my eyelashes are gone and I'm a girl... So he prescribed Tobradex eye drops and erythromycin. I have been using these 2 meds for about 9 days as well as warm compresses and diluted baby wash, and my symptoms seem to be getting worse every day. In addition to my already itchy eyelids, my bottom lids are red and itchy. My eyelashes are all misdirected and misshapen and whenever I do the lid scrubs, 4 or 5 come out.
Avatar n tn Treatment is lid hygeine with baby shampoo or TheraTears SteriLid eyelid cleaner, warm compresses and topical antibiotic onintment or drops for an acute infection (often erythromycin) and in resistent cases oral tetracycline for 3-6 months. It's a chronic condition and requires ongoing treatment. Wash your hair often and don't let bangs touch your eyelids or lashes, don't pick at or rub your eye.
Avatar n tn My opthalmologist prescribed Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment for my eyes. I have been using this for about a month and they don't seem any better. One eye itches on the upper eyelid. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Avatar n tn my wife has severe blepharitis for at least 10 years nothing helps numerous consultants and no real help She is also insulin dependent diabetic for 22 years and has diabetic retinopathyand has had lazer treatment 3 or 4 times for small bleeds so far under control . It is the blepharitis that is most painfull and nothing relieves it Can You Help PLEASE.
Avatar f tn See an ophtlamologist. Ask if you have blepharitis. If so ask for Azasite and use for a couple of weeks, its a antibiotic drop for bedtime use. Reasonably expensive but drug of choice for blepharitis.
Avatar n tn I took her to the pediatrician and gave her blood work for thyroid....everything is OK. I then took her to an eye doctor and said there is a medical problem....she is definitely not pulling her lashes out because they would break and still have the roots to have lashes grow back....she has no roots. He said the lashes are falling with the roots...she probably won't be getting lashes back. He gave me erythromycin ointment to put on her lid....what kind of ointment is it....What does it do?
Avatar f tn Our doctor says he doesn't have faith in the drops or ointments, but I did talk him to prescribing her an oral antibiotic to try. I am desperate for answers. I don't know why these keep coming back and wonder if she will ever grow out of this. He did tell us that if the oral antibiotic didn't work that we could try the steroid injuction. What do you think.
Avatar n tn I,ve had multiple eye surgeries in my right eye mostly due to Glaucoma however,ever since they remove a Cataract from that same eye I,ve had two cornia transplant in that same eye which they said was the cause of vision lost .Now my eye doctor is saying that scar tissue is blocking my sight.My question to you is can it be remove my surgery or medication or due i have to live with it. I also have cornia edeme agian in that same eye.
Avatar m tn 3 weeks on erythromycin is not a problem - many patients take it every night for 6 -12 months at a time. No worries there. If you had epidemic viral conjuctivitis then family members could have it but that is not what you appear to have.
Avatar n tn i have this chalazion (searched the name on the internet) for several months now. i have been prescribed erythromycin oinment. but its kinda hard for me to use it properly. i have no other problem with having it but just the look. is the surgery safe? i had it once ago on my upper eyelash for several months and it was gone by itself. so if i undergo surgery (sure if its 100% safe) how can i prevent having it again?
Avatar f tn I've been to a doctor who gave me doxycycline for 50 days, and erythromycin eye ointment for 2 months. I'm still using erythromycin, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything for my eyes. Is there anything else I should be doing to help these infections? And how long can styes really stay? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
493068 tn?1224768915 UTI and low humidity makes it go wild. I feel like I just can't handle this horrible pain much longer. My opthalmologist just gave me Lotemax reluctantly because of glaucoma. Is this rosacea suppose to be this paiful? I take Doxy daily, Travatan, erythromycin eye ointment. I am just at my wits end. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Treatment usually consists of both topical and oral antibiotics (usually tetracycline, doxycycline or erythromycin) to help break down the thickened lipid secretions. You can also apply warm compresses to give relied and open up the clogged pores. If the symptoms persist then please consult an ophthalmologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar f tn i would return to the ophthalmologist for a repeat exam. Also use the search feature and archives to read about blepharitis the most common cause of your problem.
Avatar n tn Hello- For the past year I've been having eye problems, and sought the help of a local eye doctor last summer. My symptoms included waking up with sticky discharge in my eyes (as if I had conjunctivitis) and a persistent stringy mucus present in both eyes throughout the day. My doctor said it allergy related, and prescribed Patanol. I've had good and bad days since then, but about a week ago I started to get a foreign body sensation in my left eye.
Avatar n tn warm compress, fish oil, flax seed oil, doxycycline hyclate 100mg, cleansing the eyelids thoroughly with baby shampoo, Sterilid or Ocusoft Lid scrubs, Tobradex, Erythromycin, Blephamide, Keflex, Ciloxan. Even Azasite or lancing and draining of the chalazions made no difference in the size or swelling. I have tried all of the above solutions over many months with zero difference in the size and swelling of the bumps. The bumps usually start in fall or winter time.
Avatar f tn I was given doxycycline 100mg BID for a month, and erythromycin eye ointment for 4 months, which really didn't help the swelling I had on my bottom lids from the "sties" (I call them "sties" though my doctor never really confirmed what they were. I just had four painful, red, pretty swollen bumps on my lid margins which fit the description of a stye).
Avatar n tn She is now being treated for another stubborn chalazia. At a recent appointment they said she has blepharitis and to start cleaning her eye lids with occusoft wipes. We did that in addtion to the hot compress and the cyst did not get better, but did not get worse. The Specialst suggested last week we stop all protocol and use an eye drop (cannot recollect name at the moment). We have been doing the drops for 4 days now and her cyst looks worse, almost infected this time.
Avatar n tn I have tried warm (hot) compresses, been treated with tetracycline, doxycycline, cephalexin, erythromycin (ointment) and lastly levaquin. The eye surgeon seemed to think this was caused by MRSA but he never really did a culture to confirm it. I am left in the dark, currently without a treatment since nothing seems to help. I just graduated from college and was under the impression these were stress induced, but I am no longer under that strees and still have the same issue.
Avatar n tn Hi, You have a condition called seborrheic blepharitis. This is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids with scaling and crusting during acute episodes and results in eyelash fall. In persistent infections, the growth of the eyelashes is reduced and there will be patchy areas with no eyelashes.
Avatar m tn It has not hurt at all since that day, but its been red for about four days now. Yesterday, I tried to wear my make up again and then my other eye became red too. I have also been experiencing a sore throat when I wake up each morning, drainage, stuffy nose, and an itchy nose. I have not been diagnosed with herpes, but I am worried I have it.... I had a small bump inside my lip that eventually turned into a sore.
Avatar n tn I don't know why he would not want to use oral tetracyclines they're standard thereapy for resistant blepharitis and very safe and very inexpensive.
Avatar n tn I took atarax for a while and it helped. then i had cipro for UTI and I did not get eye redness anymore. I wondered if we might get a systemic, unrecognized blood infection by a bacteria, mine coming from the urinary infection but it could develop from other infections we get? Atarax really helped me during the bad times.
Avatar n tn I used Alpha-Keri bath oil throughout tx. That was the best thing I found. I already knew about it...because of skin allergies I had when I was very young. Also remember don't use any products that contain alcohol. I found a few hairsprays w/o alcohol. Hope your rash goes away...and remember water, water, water!!!!! Prayers to you and all.
Avatar n tn The skin all around the eye becomes dry, flakey, and itchy, and the upper eyelid eventually becomes cracked and, for instance, when i run, the sweat makes my eyelid burn. I don't wear any makeup and for the better part of the time ive been washing my face with Cethaphil facewash. If i use any lotion on my face its Neutrgena oil-free for sensitive skin, but a the same time i try to avoid the area around my eyes. I also take daily claritan and vitamins.
Avatar n tn Apologiies in advance for this crazily long post- perhaps if I had forced my pharmacist to read all of this, he might have actually been helpful..... For the last few weeks I have been suffering from incredibly sensitive eyes/eyelids which are red, dry and sore, similar to sunburn. I initially thought it was because of some cheap make-up remover wipes that I used to take off my mascara.