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Does Blepharitis Go Away With Baby Shampooing
Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)
A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more
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
Blepharitis I have been doing everything I should , eye scrubs, baby shampoo, drops, compresses, except the compresses, everything else irritates eyes?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Blepharitis is more associated with irriitation/redness of the lids/crusting than blurred vision unless there is an association with dry eye. Certainly if there is involvement of the cornea (the clear cover of the eye) blurring of vision can occur. The major treatments are antibiotic drops with or without steroids., lid wipes and warm compresses. ...Read more
It takes time: Posterior blepharitis takes time to improve. The quality of the tear lake, which is composed of meibomian gland secretions (the part you are treating), mucin layer, ; aqueous layer, aides the ocular surface to be as clear ; smooth as possible. Use artificial tears like refresh™ tears to help with part of the blurry vision, but continue with the compresses/massages. Eye doc can also rx doxycycline. ...Read more
I have ptosis in one eye and have currently developed blepharitis in that eye and my ptosis is now worse. Will that go away when the infection does?
I have blepharitis, which i don't know what that one is. Please help me. How long until i go blind?
Why is blepharitis not letting my vision go back to normal ? I used to see 20/20 ever since I got diagnosed with blepharitis my vision hasn't been
I'm going to a blepharitis specialist tomorrow to treat my problem , what exactly should I expect from this visit ? What kinda testing will he do?
Exam and treatment: It's good you are seeing the specialist. Blepharitis can be a chronic and recurrent problem. He will exam you to determine if you have an infection that needs an antibiotic or if you have dry eyes. Topical drops and compreses will help. Ask about taking flaxseed oil capsules by mouth. ...Read more
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers