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Does the chlorine in pools irritate if you have blepharitis?

Does the chlorine in pools irritate if you have blepharitis?

Either way: Chlorine in pools is irritating to the eyes. It does not matter if you have blepharitis or completely normal eyes. I recommend if you swim regularly that you obtain a good pair of goggles, and you can smear a little skin cream on the rubber barrier inside of the goggle eyepieces to insure a good seal. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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In what way can I cure my blepharitis?

Not curable: Blepharitis is a chronic, incurable condition. However it is very treatable. See an ophthalmologist for management of this problem. ...Read more

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What is blepharitis? How can I fight it?

What is blepharitis? How can I fight it?

Eyelid hygiene: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids along with opportunistic colonization or infection with skin bacteria. Try using a hot washcloth to first soak and then scrub the base of the eyelashes daily. This can be done in the shower or at the sink. ...Read more

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What is the solution of chronic blepharitis?

What is the solution of chronic blepharitis?

Diligence: This is a condition similar to dandruff. It is cyclical and there are periods when it flares more than others. Treatment involves thorough cleaning of the lids twice per day, application of mild steroid cream (very light amount after cleaning and washing) and sometimes adding Doxycycline systemically. Some feel that omega oils are also helpful. Follow along with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What options for treating blepharitis do I have?

What options for treating blepharitis do I have?

See below: Careful daily cleansing of the eyelid edges helps remove the skin oils that cause bacteria to grow too much. Your health care provider might recommend using baby shampoo or special cleansers. Antibiotic ointments may also be helpful.

If you have blepharitis:
•apply warm compresses to your eyes for 5 minutes, at least two times per day.

•using a cotton swab, gently rub a solution of warm water. ...Read more

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What is blepharitis and how do I know if I have it?

What is blepharitis and how do I know if I have it?

Common: Blepharitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the eyelid margin. It can cause redness, tearing, itching and burning of the eyes. Once identified, the condition can be easily managed. Consult your eye doctor if you have any of those symptoms to see whether they are caused by blepharitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blepharitis?

What is the definition or description of: blepharitis?

Lidskin inflammation: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the skin of the lids, especially the margins. It occurs sometimes in a setting like dandruff of the lids. There is effective treatment for this which your ophthalmologist can provide. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis contagious?

Is blepharitis contagious?

No: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infectious one. It is not contagious. ...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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Can blepharitis be autoimmune?

Can blepharitis be autoimmune?

Sort of: Blepharitis is ubiquitous-- almost everyone has some of it. It is generally associated with staph bacteria but can be associated with other dermatologic conditions as well, some of which are autoimmune in origin. ...Read more

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Using vaseline for blepharitis?

Using vaseline for blepharitis?

Not standard: Blepharitis can have a variety of causes, and depending on the type, treatments can vary. The basic treatment for most is to use hot compresses followed by eyelid hygiene using diluted baby shampoo 1 to 4 times daily. Artifificial tears can help with eye irritation & if itchy, topical antihistamines. Fish/flaxseed oil daily, and if severe, eye md eval. To rx an antibiotic/steroid ointment or doxy. ...Read more

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What is the cure for blepharitis?

What is the cure for blepharitis?

Swollen eyelids: Can sometimes be persistent. But you should consult an eye doctor and have a thorough exam if your condition persists. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Chronic: Check for underlying nasal congestion, postnasal drip which can secondarily lead to swollen irritated eyelids. Along with topical meds, a trial of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is worthwhile if there are nasal or sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Yes: Blepharitis or dandruff of the eyelids can affect the tear film, thus degrading a patients vision. See your eye doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still wear mascara with blepharitis?

Can I still wear mascara with blepharitis?

Not advisable: Blepharitis involves inflammation of the eyelids and generally leads to blocked eyelid glands. Depending on the severity, mascara can make it worse. Generally my recommendation is to wear mascara for special events and to remove it as soon as you are home. Warm compresses and lid scrubs with dilute baby shampoo as maintenance therapy twice a day will help. Good luck. ...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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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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Does artifical tears help with blepharitis?

Yes and No: There is a specific form of blepharitis that results in dry eyes. Artificial tears will symptomatically help with the dry eye component, but does nothing to treat the underlying problem of blepharitis. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis make contacts uncomfortable?

Moderately: Blepharitis, an inflammation of the lids similar to scalp dandruff, leads to shedding of debris into the eye and some release of inflammatory mediators - the combination of which can lead to irritations of the eye and a less comfortable experience with contacts. Your ophthalmologist can suggest treatment to calm down the blepharitis and then your contact wear will be improved. ...Read more

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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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Who do I see if I have rosacea and blepharitis?

Who do I see if I have rosacea and blepharitis?

Ophthal or derm: These conditions, rather common, can be treated by an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. It sounds like the diagnosis has already been made for you so you just need to get started on the treatment. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat blepharitis?

How do complementary doctors treat blepharitis?

Baby shampoo: Clean the lashes every morning and again during the day if needed with 1/4 strength baby shampoo. If this doesn't help, it could be an infection so you should see someone. ...Read more

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Can I use vinegar solution to cure blepharitis pls?

Please don't!: The best home remedy for blepharitis is to use a hot washcloth, just like grandma said to. Soak it with hot water and baby shampoo. Scrub, repeat, rinse. Do this twice a day in the beginning then nightly. Vinegar is acidic and could cause a chemical keratitis or conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis ointment lead to vision impairment?

Depends: On what the ointment is. Ointments blur vision temporally. Ointments with steroids could have side effects that lead to vision impairment. ...Read more

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How effective is manuka honey to treat blepharitis?

How effective is manuka honey to treat blepharitis?

Not very: Blepharitis is a common condition that is often chronic. Recommended treatment is good eyelid hygiene. So cleanse lashes with warm compresses, baby shampoo, or ocusoft medicated wipes. Follow up with a eye md as there are often other treatments that may help when prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What cream can I put on my blepharitis to soothe it?

What cream can I put on my blepharitis to soothe it?

Many options: I assume that you are treating the blepharitis under the direction of an ophthalmologist. If the skin is tender or red during this treatment, you can apply any cosmetic eye cream that your local pharmacy might have. These will replace natural oils and comfort the lid. They have all been tested for safety around the eye. ...Read more

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Can I wear a bit of mascara to work if I have blepharitis?

Can I wear a bit of mascara to work if I have blepharitis?

I say no: Try to use as little as possible on your eyelids to reduce inflammation. Once the swelling is gone for a week or so you can try it. But remember your eyelids could be swollen for a reason. If you have fever or vision loss see a eye doctor. ...Read more

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