Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:56 am Post subject: Help to the Itch
I'm new to here but I was hoping somebody might have any ideas on how to stop Eye lash regrowth itching ??? My 8 year old daughter is going through itching hell, with her eye lashes.
Does anybody have any tips/creams that she could use. Just telling her to stop rubbing/itching her eyes isn't working and she's going round in circles by rubbing the stumps down the itching starts again.
Ps ive posted this on another forum on here in case anybody see's it, thought this one might be better.
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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:50 pm Post subject:
I have been an eyelash puller for 28 years (since I was 10) so I know the pain of that regrowth stage your daughter is facing. Please be encouraged that it is so temporary, I know for an 8 year old, a couple of weeks seems like forever, but it will pass if she truly keeps her hands away.
Here is what I know from many years of researching and fighting this disorder personally:
No creams! Many if not all creams have some kind of irritating ingredient that will only make the pulling worse. Also, if you use grown-up conditioner on her hair, stop, and go back to the baby detangling spray. Suave makes a good one without any irritating ingredients.
Keeping her fingers away entirely is best...to keep contaminants from the fingertips or even knuckles away from the sensitive hair follicle.
There is a product that is safe to use and is made specifically to cleanse the eye area when people have an irritation or sensitivity: OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus. I find the individually wrapped pre-moistened pads to be the best and easiest to quickly wipe away the itch. It works very well for several hours. You should be able to find it near the contact lens items in your local store, near the pharmacy.
If this is the first time your daughter has had to re-grow everything back, encourage her. The first 3 days are the worst...then once you get through 14 days or so, it gets much better, then after about 30-60 days of leaving them alone, they can look completely normal, feel normal, etc. It truly does not take long for eyelashes to grow back, they have a fast growth cycle. Even at my age, they still all grow back completely.
Try to get her something else to play with to keep her fingertips occupied and stimulated. Something like those toys with all the little rubbery things sticking out all over the ball...looks like a guy with crazy hair? Or even silly putty or play-doh sometimes does the trick.
Great job coming here for help, mommy, before it becomes more than she can handle. Brilliant job!!!!!!!
(38 years old, mother of 4, fighting eyelash pulling with everything I've got, in the battle with you!!!)
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