15th January 2010 12:10 AM
Developed blepharitis :(
I think i am finally experiencing occular symptoms of rosacea. My eyes and eyelids feel gritty, are itching and burning, and there is debris in the lashline.
The worse thing is I am losing a lot more eyelashes than usual, and it is making me very worried and irritable.
I have been doing warm compresses, massaging the eyelids and trying to carefully clean the eyelashes with a cotton bud, but they don't seem to be improving. I saw my GP in my hometown last week, but she wasn't really much help, said it was probably due to 'winter weather' and gave me some hydrocortisone cream - how i hate that stuff! It doesn't seem to help.
I am going to see my university GP tomorrow morning and see what she can suggest. I take doxycycline every day, so... wouldnt that make infection unlikely? There is not really much to see, no obvious symptoms or inflammation, but they feel just terrible.
Will my eyelashes ever come back? They are falling out easily of late. I seem to lose a couple from each eye every day!
Horrible disease, this.
15th January 2010 09:31 AM