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Blepharitis: Usually it is not contagious. Keep your face cloth and towel separate and watch your hygeine. ...Read more
Is blepharitis contagious? The doctor says my husband has blepharitis. Do i need to worry about catching it?
Blepharitis : Blepharitis is not contagious. It is a condition caused by overgrowth of local bacteria. These are non-pathogenic but create scaling of the skin from overgrowth that is responsible for symptoms. Lid hygiene and antibacterial ointment is used to control the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: It is an inflammation that affects the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction. This leads to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis. ...Read more
Unlikely: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids in the same family as dandruff or seborrhea. It responds to topical heat, antibtiotics and mechanical treatment although recurrence is common. Restasis improves tear flow when it is blocked on the eye surface. The changes it makes can improve eye health and comfort but will have little or no effect on the lids. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Blepharitis is a common inflammation of the eyelid margins. This can be from staphyloccocal bacteria or inflammation and dysfunction of the meibomian oil glands. Blepharitis also occurs in people who have oily skin, dandruff or rosacea. Symptoms include burning, eye and eyelid irritation, redness, and itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer