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A 22-year-old female asked:

is there any other ways to treat swollen\clogged gland on the eye other than warm compress?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: You may need antibiotics as well in addition to what you are doing. Consider seeing your doctor to see if you need antibiotics especially if you do not improve.
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Blepharitis: A clogged gland is clogging of the meibomian glands. They secrete an oily substance which is a component of the tear film. Hot compresses can soften thickened oil. Oral intake of omega 3 fatty acids can also help to normalize the secretions. Sometimes oral Doxycycline is necessary and helpful.

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