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back..eyes..redness..eyelids as the ointment can run down into the eye

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Hi Dr Rick - I did a stupid thing by rubbing an ointment called Fucidin-H ointment (2.2 w/w hydrocortisone) on my eyelids (back in May) as they were really really itchy, I put it on twice a day for 2 and a half days (so about 5 times in total) before I noticed my eyes were a bit red so I stopped using it and then the redness went. My pharmacist said that this isn't meant for the eyelids as the ointment can run down into the eye but that it is a very mild antibiotic. I got my eyes checked and -
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. The chat system seems to not be working but, never fear, we can use this system to work on your question.

Not all of your question posted. This is all I can see:

"Hi Dr Rick - I did a stupid thing by rubbing an ointment called Fucidin-H ointment (2.2 w/w hydrocortisone) on my eyelids (back in May) as they were really really itchy, I put it on twice a day for 2 and a half days (so about 5 times in total) before I noticed my eyes were a bit red so I stopped using it and then the redness went. My pharmacist said that this isn't meant for the eyelids as the ointment can run down into the eye but that it is a very mild antibiotic. I got my eyes checked and -"

However, if you are concerned about damage to your eye, there is nothing to worry about. This little amount for such a short time will not damage your eyelids or eyes at all.

Since I can't see the rest of your question I'm not sure if this is the answer you seek. If it is....



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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry was replying and then ran out of time - thanks for getting back to me...just wanted the extra reassurance. You have been very helpful. It was just some of the things on the internet mentioned Glaucoma, permanent damage etc. but my eyes have been fine ever since and the doctors just said that was other creams with much higher % of hydrocortisone in them thatn the "mild" one I used. Tahnks again Dr Rick!
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
My pleasure. And they are correct, that is a very, very mild steroid. Nothing to worry about at all.

Have a good evening.
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