emu oil on the eyelids?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by mst13, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. mst13

    mst13 Guest

    hi. can someone please tell me whether it would be okay to use pure emu
    oil 2x daily along the rims of my eyelids to ease redness of the
    eyelids associated with blepharitis? i look like a raccoon! (my
    eyelids, including the 1/2 extending out from the corner of each eye
    where the two eyelids meet, have been discolored for years). i have
    already tried a proper eyelid cleaning regimen with no success. any
    other suggestions? thanks so much.
    mst13, Dec 7, 2004
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    RM Guest

    I would consider trying in the short term a combination steroid/antibiotic
    ointment like Tobradex, and then switching to a nightly application of
    erythromycin after the redness has subsided.

    Oral doxycycline would be effective as well.

    Don't know much about emu oil, but I don't believe it would be as effective
    as prescribed medications.
    RM, Dec 8, 2004
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  3. My personal experience is that unicorn oil is much more effective.

    Repeating Rifle, Dec 8, 2004
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    mst13 Guest

    hey everyone. thank you so much for the replies. rm, as for the
    antibiotic ointments, is the erythromycin something that can be used
    long-term? bill, the unicorn oil is much more effective at...? reducing
    the redness? i did a quick search on the web but couldn't find any
    information. thanks again.
    mst13, Dec 8, 2004
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    emuoil Guest

    Just wanted to let you know Emu oil is a "tissue nutrient" which feeds
    the skin helping it to become healthy. It also has natural
    anti-inflammatory properties. It's great stuff. :)
    emuoil, Dec 23, 2004
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Caution: sounds like the opinion of somebody who /sells/ the product. Note
    the e-mail address.
    Neil Brooks, Dec 23, 2004
  7. One assumes that its usage is on the same "scale" as snake oil?


    .... Those who know, know who knows.
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Dec 23, 2004
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    Dr. Glen Swartwout

    Jul 31, 2017
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    Emu oil is a very light, penetrating carrier oil considered the best for transdermal delivery of fat soluble solutes.
    Dr. Glen Swartwout, Jul 31, 2017
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