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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Blepharitis

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

Lid Scrubs: Cleaning the eyelid area with a dilute baby shampoo solution on a swab or cotton ball for 30 seconds each eye every day is a good way to keep blepharitis in check. ...Read more

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Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more


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What's the best treatment available for blepharitis ?

What's the best treatment available for blepharitis ?

Eyelid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

Tea tree oil: A simple, inexpensive remedy is tea tree oil. After your diagnosis of the condition by your ophthalmologist (other things may look the same), then clean and dry your lids twice per day and apply a thin layer of tea tree oil to the lash margins of the closed eyelids. This will get rid of this pest in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis i recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scrubs(pretreated towelettes) and warm compresses. If the blepharitis is severe then i will prescribe an antibiotic/steroid combination drop or ointment and occasionally an oral antibiotic like periostat (doxycycline). The key treatment is the lid hygiene. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for blepharitis?

What treatments are there for blepharitis?

Lid hygiene: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, often caused by overgrowth of normal skin bacteria that clogs the openings of the oil glands, as well as other factors. The end result is red, sometimes irritated eyelids and dry eyes. Treatment is aimed at decreasing the inflammation and bacteria with topical antibiotics and steroids, and increasing oil flow via hot compresses and other methods. ...Read more

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What is the acv treatment for blepharitis?

Don't know: Perhaps the other doc's don't recognize what you mean by "acv treatment". That term is not familiar to me. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

Lid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

Medication: Blepharitis can be treated with eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, artificial tears, antibiotic and steroid eye drops/ ointment, and antibiotic pills. The treatment type depends on the severity of the blepharitis. An eye doctor can create an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

Not sure: Ask your eye doc on this., maybe you can see a plastic surgeon if they think that might help. ...Read more

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What treatments is there for severe blepharitis that is starting to affect vision ?

Several treatments: Blepharitis is a chronic problem. It is really not curable, but there are several treatments that are effective. Most treatments are done at home, but under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. Depending on circumstances, they include warm compresses, local massage, topical antibiotics, topical steroids and topical cyclosporine. You need to consult your eye doctor for management. ...Read more