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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eyelash symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: e.g. matting and crusting of eyelashes may suggest blepharitis; graying of the eyelashes may suggest vitiligo; eyelashes that turn inwards towards the eye and scratch the surface of the eye may suggest trachoma.
Why: e.g. blepharitis may be associated with seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or Rosacea; vitiligo may be associated with thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia and Addison's disease.
Why: e.g. eyelids have burning, itching and red margins, eyelashes may have crusting and scales, discharge or stickiness especially in the morning. If present for years there may be loss of eyelashes or distortion (in-growing) of the eyelashes. There may be a Staphylococcal bacterial infection which can cause severe inflammation with pus-like discharge.
Why: e.g. watering eye, intense redness of the eye, scarring under the eyelids, ulcers on the surface of the eye, eyelid turn inwards and eyelashes scratch the surface of the eye. Trachoma is especially prevalent in outback areas and in aboriginal communities where hygiene may not be adequate.
Why: e.g. white de-pigmented patches of skin, white and prematurely graying hair and eyelashes, patchy scalp hair loss.
Why: may suggest blepharitis as the cause of the eyelash symptoms as the commonest form of blepharitis is due to pityrosporon infection and is associated with the same infection (dandruff) of the scalp and eyebrows.
The following list of conditions have 'Eyelash symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Eyelash symptoms'
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