How did you get the attached eyelashes out from under his lid? My 22 month old has done this tonight and it is a large section of his eyelashes and he won't let us get them out. He squeezes his eyes shut and cries. He just fell asleep, problem still is there though. I will call my doctor in the morning, also. Thanks
I just used my thumb to pull his upper eyelid up... it was pretty easy... so maybe your DS's issue is a little different. Poor kid, I hope it resolves in his sleep!
Are they really that long? Or are they pointing down too? I was just at the eye dr and they said I had blepharitis which is weird infection thing in the lid/eyelash area/whatever, and one of the symptoms is eyelashes growing in funny directions, causing them to end up in the eye sometimes. I found that online later, which is what made me quit rolling my eyes at the idea... I would look into it. She said to wash the eyelid area with baby shampoo (and that it had to be johnson & johnson's for some reason) and I've been doing it for a couple days and I definitely feel less of a compulsion to be fooling with that eye.
I know nothing of the infection and it's cure so what I suggest may be silly, but what about using breast milk instead of J&J? (Of course, that's assuming you have some available.) It certainly will not hurt and has anti bacterial/anti viral properties. I've used it to cure infected tear ducts and it worked like a charm.
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Okay, so this may be completely not doable, but I have long eyelashes that are very straight and they get in my eyes, sometimes (though not seemingly as bad as what you described). I use an eyelash curler everyday to prevent this. Not sure if you could manage it on a toddler, though.