April 27, 2011

Symptoms & Treatment for Ectropion

Posted in Category : Natural Cures

There are a number of ailments that could affect each one of us at any given point of time. Having a basic knowledge of the various disorders would help in early and effective treatment of certain conditions, thus preventing it from affecting the body in a harmful manner. One basic question asked by many is what is ectropion. Ectropion is one of the rarer eye conditions and is characterized by the outward turning of the lower eyelids. When affecting a newborn child, the condition is known to be one of the most notable symptoms and indicators that the child is suffering from a condition known as harlequin type ichtyosis. However, it is important to understand that the condition can be equally caused by a substantial weakening of the lower eyelids. When it comes to adults, the most common cause of the condition happens to be aging – which is the result of a loss of elasticity in the connective tissue around the area. In children, the condition can be a symptom of a number of inherent birth defects such as Down’s syndrome, the already mentioned harlequin type ichtyosis and some others. One should also be aware of the fact that the condition can also be generally caused by facial palsy and scar tissue from burns around the area.


Some of the more common symptoms of ectropion include dry and painful eyes, Keratitis, long term conjunctivitis, a distinct redness around the lid and white part of the eye as well as substantial tearing of the eyes. Treatment for ectropion may require some amount of surgical intervention in an effort to get the tissue to be tight. After the surgery, you may be required to wear an eye patch for a few days in order to protect the eye because it could be very tender and susceptible after the surgery.

Cervical ectropion is a rather common condition that is found primarily in teenagers as well as pregnant women and women that are under the influence of oral contraceptives. This version of the condition affects the cervix. Some of the more prominent symptoms of cervical ectropion include vaginal discharge, dysuria and vaginal itching amongst a few others. Cervical ectropion treatment is not always a success and most of the prominent treatment options are primarily focused at containing the discomfort and preventing it from getting out of hand. Thus there is no definite treatment for the condition. Understanding the various causes will help you identify the more common cervical ectropion treatment in your case. Some of the more common causes of the condition include antibiotic therapy, wearing tight clothing, insertion of a tampon, sexual intercourse as well as inserting foreign objects into the vagina. Knowledge about the cause of the condition is very important in order to treat as also avoid the condition from occurring.

In most cases, cervical ectropion treatment is performed by either heat cautery or freezing. In either case, the treatment will prove to be rather topical with flat cells growing over the affected cells and having a concealing effect. You can also purchase a number of creams that are easily available over the counter. These creams also claim to be very effective in cervical ectropion treatment, but will have varying effects that could differ from individual to individual. It is therefore recommended that you speak to your doctor before you try out any of the treatment plans. Because of the fact that columnar cells tend to regrow – especially in the instances where they were originally caused by oral contraceptives and the individual is still on them, treatment may not be the most effective or successful in the long term.