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  • O.5% hydrocortisone on eyelid ok?

    My doctor has given me this to put on my eyelid which has eczema. She knows I have blepharitis but she says it is fine to put it on. Anyone else done this?

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    I am not a doctor...my eye doctor gave me the same possibly 1% ...I only used it one day b/c I kept remebering that i think hydrocortisone causes cataracts. Probably the dose is so low it will not matter

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bette40 View Post
      My doctor has given me this to put on my eyelid which has eczema. She knows I have blepharitis but she says it is fine to put it on. Anyone else done this?
      Do you mean the 0.5% eye drops?

      Yes, I smear a little on the lids occasionally - only near the lash margins though because that is where it is very inflamed.

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      • #4
        Hydrocortisone cream

        Hello Irish,

        No it is a steroid cream 0.5%,

        best,
        Bette
        Last edited by Bette40; 25-May-2010, 11:36.

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        • #5
          Tracy

          I'm sure the doctor would have urged you to use it with caution. Steroids are powerful medicines and some side affects are thinning of the skin - as you will know. Skin on the face & eyelids absorb steroids quickly - the thing to do is not to use too much nor too little. You want it to have some effect after all.

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          • #6
            Thanks

            Oops,
            gave away my true identity but see how I have changed it. Bette is so much more glam. Thanks Irish, you're a doll,
            B/T

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            • #7
              Yes, as Irish said, you can use it on your lids under your doctor's supervision. But just apply it sparingly in a thin layer... don't slather it on or anything!
              Last edited by SAAG; 25-May-2010, 16:40.
              Yet another post-Lasik (2005)...
              Anyone have a time machine so I can go back and undo this mess?

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              • #8
                Thanks

                Cheers. I started yesterday.

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                • #9
                  Dr Latkany says No to this

                  I just saw a reply from DR Latkany as to whether I should use the steroid cream recommended by my regular Doc on my eyelids. He says No.

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