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Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
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Experience:  MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
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my eyes are swollen in the morning. During the day the swelling

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my eyes are swollen in the morning. During the day the swelling reduces and my eyelids "peel" they feel sunburned and sometimes itch. This has be going on for over a month. My doctor thought it might be herpes because at the time i had a fever blister...
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

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This is more likely to be blepharitis. It needs warm compresses, gentle lid scrub and lid massage with the fingertips, Tobramicin eye ointment at bedtime, if no improvement with this then a course of oral tab.doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 10 days. To reduce the peeling wash lids with baby shampoo daily for 1 week.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My eyelids feel as if they have 2nd degree burns... this is normal for this condition?
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
Yes , this may occur in blepharitis.

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