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what can you do to permanently cure staph blepharitis?

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Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably can't: Staph blepharitis is, in part, due to an allergy to metabolic by-products of the staph in your skin. Hot compresses nightly, sometimes using a baby shampoo to clean crusting from lashes helps. Occasionally an antibiotic ointment, with or withou steroids is helpful. See your ophthalmologist, and work out a treatment plan.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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