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I sent a description of the way I am feeling. I am to the point of going to Rochester Mayo. I thought I'd give this portal another try with the added information I provided in my introduction letter.
I see you ran out of room when you got to preseptal cellulitis. I'd not worry about that condition if I were you.
I'd give baby shampoo lid scrubs a try.
The treatment for this condition, however, is not antibiotics but rather cleaning the eyelids with baby shampoo. Buy some unscented baby shampoo and, in the shower, put the shampoo on your index fingers. Close your eyes, and raise your eyelids (to get skin out of the way) and scrub back and forth along your EYELASH margin. This is where the gland openings are located. The warm water will soften the gunk in the plugged glands, the friction and pressure of your fingers will massage the glands, forcing the gunk out and the shampoo will wash it away. You can also use warm compress to the affected lids during the day as your schedule allows.
Do this in addition to what Dr. James has you doing. If things are not improved in 3 to 4 weeks I agree -- a trip to Rochester Mn could very well be fruitful.
Are you there? My board shows you are in the chat room.....
Does this make sense to you?
I guess you have stepped away from your computer.
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I did need to step away. I am at work.
DO I then substitute the baby shampoo for the OcuSoft?
Now that I have thought about the instructions you gave for the eyelid cleaning, I think I have it. At first, "closing my eyes, then lifting my eyelid" seemed both contradictory and painful. However, I assume you mean that I hold my eye closed while tugging at the eyelash to peel the margin into position for cleaning.