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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Blepharitis

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What is usual cause of blepharitis? Virus?

What is usual cause of blepharitis? Virus?

Face oil: Normal bacteria that live on your skin such as staph aureous sometimes overgrow because there is an abundance of food. The food is the oil secreted by your skin. The lid margins have oil glands too. Your years need oil to prevent easy evaporation of your tears. Treatment of this condition is lid hygiene with baby shampoo.Sometimes topical antibiotic ointment for gram positive bacteria, bacitracin. ...Read more

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Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

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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Can 31.25mg Dothiepin a day taken long term for general anxiety disorder cause Meibomian blepharitis?

Can 31.25mg Dothiepin a day taken long term for general anxiety disorder cause Meibomian blepharitis?

Not likely: Indirectly dothepin may increase dry symptoms, which secondarily affects ocular comfort. Dry eyes often affect the lid margins and can contribute to dysfunction of the meibomian glands. Buy to my knowledge, dothepin doesn't primarily affect the functioning of the meibomian gland secretions. ...Read more

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How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and i haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but i don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and  i haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but i don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

Usually not allergy: Blepharitis is inflammation or infection typically at the edge of the eyelid (margin) or base of eyelashes. The bacterial (or parasitic) byproducts are what can create an irritation to the lid skin or eye itself which feels like allergy (itching). Contact dermatitis is what is seen with cosmetic allergy, and is usually more like a rash around the eye. The lid skin is very sensitive. ...Read more

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Do styes cause blepharitis?

Do styes cause blepharitis?

Usually it's just th: opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus cause blepharitis?

Inflammation: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infection. The inflammation comes from the body's response to toxins produced by a heavy population of bacteria on the eyelid. Controlling the population of bacteria by keeping the eyelid clean will reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can waterproof mascara cause blepharitis? Is it healthy to use?

Can waterproof mascara cause blepharitis?  Is it healthy to use?

Yep!: Water proof mascara contains a derivative of coal tar. Also, bacterial contamination can occur in the bottle. Though this bacteria is usually harmless, it can cause irritation when it enters the tear film, causing burning and eye redness. I would suggest using a natural product from a reputable company like aubrey or jason. ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well. ...Read more

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Can expired eye make up cause blepharitis on your lids?

Can expired eye make up cause blepharitis on your lids?

Absolutely yes: Any liquid product for the eyes, makeup or even prescription or over the counter eyedrops will likely be contaminated after being open for 3 months. ...Read more