Rosacea of the eye
- Hi Aimee:
Two question, can you get rosacea on you legs. My legs just above the knee about two weeks ago I started noticing that they are very dry and the other day after bike riding with shorts on that part of my legs had small red bumps on it and it last tell in the evening when cleared up a little. This morning it looks almost normal. I remember this has happened in the past but just never paid much attention to it. The dryness on that part of the legs has just been in the past few weeks.
The other question is do you use HOT packs on your eye or WARM packs. Dr Terry wrote HOT pack but if you are not suppose to take HOT baths I would not think you should us HOT packs on your eyes. Thanks, Fern, Msla. MT
From: Fern Roy <fernroy37@...>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [rosacea] Re: Rosacea of the eye
Am I suppose to delete your message before I reply?
I was diagnosed with fuchs dystrophy this is why I went to this specialist in Portland, Dr Terry is suppose to be one of the top specialist for fuchs in the US. Dr Terry is the doctor that told me I had Rosacea in the eye, he called it something else and I asked him to write it down but you know how doctor are you can't read their writing. I have a perception from him I need to get refill so will take it along and see if they can make out what he called it. Dr Terry said he seen redness on my face but I sure don't,
This is what he prescribed for me. Hot packs, lid scrubs after doing the hot pack with the wash cloth, preservative free artifical tears and ointment, fish oil, minicycline tab once a day. He said in 4 or 5 months I could have cataract surgery. So I guess if my eye sight get better than I know I am on the right tract.
Thanks for you input. Fern, Missoula, MT
- Hi Kenne;
I am going to talk to the dr about trying 20 mg of doxy to see if my stomach will handle it, if so them will try the 40mg. The lotemax I think might be upsetting my stomach and giving me the diarrhea just like when I went on the 100mg of doxy. I could be blaming the wrong thing but on one site it said it could get into the system and cause this.
I do my hot packs the first thing in the morning and then the eye lid scrub, then the eye drops and a little while later the Lotemax. I am a bath person, it really helps with my fibromyalgia and back muscles. My eyes flare up more as the day goes by. The dr has me on preservative free eye drop, I don't believe Patanol come in PF. I am going to order the moisturizer eye glass on Mon to see if that might help. One place in town carry them. Someone on this site I believe said they used them and they helped. I wished I knew who it was would like to talk to them about what kind they got.
At this point I just have OR no skin problem except for Keratosis Pilaris, OR is hard enough to handle. Thanks, Fern
From: Kenne <kennedean@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:00 PM
Subject: [rosacea] Re: Rosacea of the eye
The 100-mg could jump-start the process, but I've always just done the 20mg. I am not familiar with Lotemax eye drops, but I have told you before that Patanol eye drops, even though they were developed to combat allergies, also works well for Ocular Rosacea. Both of these things will take time to see results, so be patient with them.
One of my biggest keys to eye comfort is to have a warm shower first thing in the morning. I let the warm water flow over my face, softening up any dirt and mucous that are clogging the tear ducts, because that is the main culprit for OR: dry eyes due to clogged tear ducts. I also use baby shampoo on my closed eyes to help accomplish the same task. Are you like me, your eyes are at their worst first thing in the morning?
I have both OR and skin rosacea. And remember, anything you do to help your skin stay calm will also help your eyes.
Kenne in Hawaii
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