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Does blepharitis go away with baby shampooing?

Does blepharitis go away with baby shampooing?

It helps: Lid hygiene with baby shampoo can be effective. If not, you may need to add antibiotics like Azasite or emycin (erythromycin). ...Read more

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I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

Very safe: Using the baby shampoo is a good idea and is safe.. Clease the eyelids with it and use warm compresses twice a day. Artificial tears to increase the lubrication of your eyes is helpful. If all this fails see an ophthalmologist. You may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis. Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Why use baby shampoo and water to treat blepharitis.  Doesn't shampoo contain chemicals?

Yes: The mild detergent helps emulsify lid oils ; neutralize bacteria. The scrubbing also removes all of the above ; stimulates better secretions. ...Read more

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How r u supposed to wash the bottom of ur eyelid like the waterline with baby shampoo? And how long does it usuall take for the blepharitis to go awy?

How r u supposed to wash the bottom of ur eyelid like the waterline with baby shampoo? And how long does it usuall take for the blepharitis to go awy?

Gently: Baby shampoo is recommended solely because it has less potential to irritate the eye. To wash the lid, use your ordinary facial wash, dry it off and then rub the baby shampoo into the lash line using the edge of a wash cloth or a cotton tip applicator. Then rinse and dry and apply ointments or eyedrops if recommended by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Baby shampoo: is designed to be gentle to the eye and eyelids. In fact, we usually recommend that our patients with blepharitis use dilute baby shampoo to gently clean their eyelids. Take care. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis go away without eyedrops?

Does blepharitis go away without eyedrops?

Yes, but often recur: Conservative treatment for this chronic, intermittent and frustrating condition involves lid hygiene and warm compresses. Scrub eyelid margins gently with gauze pad or clean cloth, warm water, and mild soap like baby shampoo twice a day. Also bathe lids with warm water and massage gently to unclog oil glands and prevent stye formation. Sometimes antibiotic/steroid drops or ointment needed. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up blepharitis caused by an infection? Will the blepharitis go away as soon as the infection is gone, or does it need more time to heal? .

How long does it take to clear up blepharitis caused by an infection? Will the blepharitis go away as soon as the infection is gone, or does it need more time to heal?

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If : If the cause of your blepharitis is from an infection, then it will feel better after treatment. When it reaches the stage where it becomes symptomatic, blepharitis often requires chronic maintenace therapy or it may flare up. This does not necessarily mean prescription medications--just warm compresses, lid scrubs, lid massages etc. ...Read more

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I'm treating blepharitis with j & j baby wash! good or bad?

Good: Baby shampoo is well tolerated by the eyes and will help to cleanse the eyelids when you have blepharitis. Warm compresses and eyelid massage will also help. Flaxseed oil by mouth will also help. ...Read more