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#142 May 14, 2010
You have to READ the article, what you use is probably toxic to the eye.
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Maastricht, Netherlands

#143 May 14, 2010
It reads:

It is important to avoid the detergent
version of povidone-iodine generally
used as a skin antiseptic, since this
solution will adversely affect the cornea.

Thus check your version.
As earlier suggested;
Octenisan+Octenisept ( together) is also used, thus consider this as an option.

More treatment options exist.

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#144 May 14, 2010
Am wearing out from all this. Lightly skimmed the article. Not able to absorb much of it.
Could I dilute Povidone-Iodine 10% Solution--(equivalent to 1% available iodine) with distilled water?

There is no detergent in this bottle.

I'm just not willing at this time to pursue ordering Octenisan.

Sorry, I'm just tired.
Advise

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#145 May 15, 2010
For sure a regular Pharmacy should be able to help you out with this type product. Why not ask your ophthalmologist for a prescription.
The only thing that I know is that eye drops are prepared under strict sterile
condition, this to avoid any type contamination.

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#146 May 15, 2010
More elongated specks rolling out of skin near eyes this AM. I plan to continue using Povidone-Iodine 10% NEAR eyes, but not on eyelashes. I figure the more demodex I eliminate, the better. Maybe I'll scare the rest away!!!!!!!

Will call ophthalmology Mon AM requesting RX for Octenisan and Povidone-Iodine 2%.

That "should" word: Sounds promising but is meaningless.(in U.S. at least)

So far, I'm using no eye-drops. I'll ask about it when I call ophthalmology.
Betadine

Maastricht, Netherlands

#147 May 15, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine

Tip: If you can not obtain Octensan, or Octenisept, wash lotion, than why not ask a Pharmacy about surgical scrubs, like Betadine. Indicate that it should be active against MSSA and MRSA, but NOT be based on chlorhexidine, as most surgical scrubs are.

Beatadine surgical scrub would cover... theoretically.

http://www.houstoncenterforinfectiousdiseases...

More than two weeks I think. Not Expensive
Betadine

Maastricht, Netherlands

#148 May 15, 2010
The eye Digest.

"Reducing bacterial load"

Put cursor on box for photographs

http://www.agingeye.net/otheragingeye/blephar...

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#149 May 15, 2010
Thanks! Found some new-to-me info there. Think the staph photo does match best.

Will ask about Betadine Surgical scrub. Povidone-Iodine Solution, 10% packaging says: "Compare to Betadine"; although maybe not the same as Betadine Surgical...

Can you tell me if it's safe to put Mupirocin on eyelids? I put some there today. Feels OK so far.

My skin over-all is improving.

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#150 May 15, 2010
Betadine wrote:
The eye Digest.
"Reducing bacterial load"
Put cursor on box for photographs
http://www.agingeye.net/otheragingeye/blephar...
That's a very comprehensive and useful site.
Thanks.

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#151 May 15, 2010
Who should be managing this: Primary Physician, Dermatology, or Ophthalmology?

I'm going to have to make another appointment and "put" this on one of them.

Thanks so much.

Happy Trails!

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#152 May 15, 2010
Sig Olson wrote:
Who should be managing this: Primary Physician, Dermatology, or Ophthalmology?
I'm going to have to make another appointment and "put" this on one of them.
Thanks so much.
Happy Trails!
You've highlighted a major problem to do with all of this ; the patient ends up having to coordinate and manage their own health as no one ,in my experience, seems to connect the various effects on different parts of the anatomy an infection may have. That is wrong and potentially dangerous IMO.

PS It's a different system here but I'd go for the opthalmologist but you may just get given the same info in that link which is very similar, if not more thorough, to what I was told at an eye clinic in the UK.

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#153 May 15, 2010
Those are the treatments I started with, plus 6 weeks doxycycline which did nothing (through ophthalmologist). Dermatology RXd the 3 meds.

I think Primary ought to be coordinating--but the specialists I saw were at a completely different clinic. They CAN share info.

Will think on it a bit more.

Thanks Ben!

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#154 May 16, 2010
Have been neglecting foods that help.

Grapefruit--EVERYTHING except the stem. Usually 1/4 of the fruit per day helps. Having 1/2 this AM.

Also I take a piece of the peel(both sides), score it with knife and wipe on eyelids.

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#155 May 18, 2010
Hi Everyone--anybody there?

I need some advise. Have appointment with a surgeon in 2 days (May 20 AM). Have found a small lump, which he's going to remove and examine.

Considering blepharitis and likely staph--I think I should take some extra precautions.

Any specifics I should be aware of?
I'm not absolutely sure he'll remove it that day--but he sure could. This is the same surgeon who performed my R Mastectomy; so my oncologist wants him to also examine that whole area, as I'm having a lot of discomfort there.

Please wish me well. Oncologist thinks it needs to be examined but he is optimistic.

Thanks So Much, Sig
Gogogo

Maastricht, Netherlands

#156 May 19, 2010
Let know when you go back for the results.
You may like to raise a question, but only than.

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#157 May 19, 2010
Sig Olson wrote:
Hi Everyone--anybody there?
I need some advise. Have appointment with a surgeon in 2 days (May 20 AM). Have found a small lump, which he's going to remove and examine.
Considering blepharitis and likely staph--I think I should take some extra precautions.
Any specifics I should be aware of?
I'm not absolutely sure he'll remove it that day--but he sure could. This is the same surgeon who performed my R Mastectomy; so my oncologist wants him to also examine that whole area, as I'm having a lot of discomfort there.
Please wish me well. Oncologist thinks it needs to be examined but he is optimistic.
Thanks So Much, Sig
Best of luck Sig :)

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#158 May 19, 2010
Thanks a million Ben:)

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#159 May 19, 2010
Hopefully it's reassuring for you to have the same oncologist and surgeon looking after you who know your history . More best wishes to you ...

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#160 May 19, 2010
Thanks again Ben. Same surgeon, but this is 3rd oncologist. My original oncologist moved to Bangor Maine. She helped me get started with herbs. 2nd oncologist was from India. He'd often ask if I was still using the turmeric. I do--and he would always nod his approval.
At the time, my surgeon was very young--, he's still very young, so they had an older surgeon (who was then specializing in plastic surgery, especially breast reconstruction--which couldn't be done for me) with him.
I'm tired, but I feel pretty confidant; and if it's something that needs more attention, we'll do that.

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#161 May 22, 2010
Grape seed oil........

Have re-added grape seed extract to usual supplements, and things have been improving. Can't be in pool for a week following extraction of lump, which is giving me some time to heal skin. Have some grape seed oil here and have located more. Have been using olive and sunflower oils; which I'll continue rotating.

RX meds helping a lot and feeling better, not "cured". My other next possible step is the borax-water consumption. I've been resisting that. I use borax in all laundry and have bathed in small amount and use it as an eye wash.

Happy Trails!

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