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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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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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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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Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

No but easy to treat: Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Treatment for blepharitis is simple.....Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the eyelids with dilute baby shampoo on a cotton ball. More info: blepharitis info. ...Read more

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What is the best solution of chronic blepharitis?

What is the best solution of chronic blepharitis?

Many things: Mainstays for chronic blepharitis: daily hot compresses, gentle lid hygiene, and artificial tears as needed. Options to discuss with your eye doctor: short course of antibiotic ointment, omega 3 supplements, longer term antibiotics (such as Doxycycline or oracea). ...Read more

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Blepharitis i was diagnosed this past summer with a mild form of this chronic disorder. Will this disorder get worse with time?

Blepharitis        i was diagnosed this past summer with a mild form of this chronic disorder. Will this disorder get worse with time?

Not necessarily: Frequent warm compresses are the best therapy. You could also try nightly lid scrubs (baby shampoo to clean your eyelashes). In more severe cases, oral antibiotics can be helpful. ...Read more

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With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

Not sure: Ask your eye doc on this., maybe you can see a plastic surgeon if they think that might help. ...Read more

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Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

No: Wearing eye makeup may make the blepharitis worse. It would be better to discontinue it until you the blepharitis is treated and then start it again. I would suggest throwing out the old and starting with new. ...Read more

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What is a really effective treatment for chronic blepharitis that are causing mild eye irritation due to the white debris that cause dry eyes?

Hot compresses &: Baby shampoo. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. By softening the meibomian secretions, tear stability also improves. Some pts tend to get more. ...Read more

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I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) i'm only 27. What else can I do?

I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) i'm only 27. What else can I do?

Avoid prolonged: Steroid/antibiotic drop by using daily warm compresses, with massage afterwards of the closed eyelids and lashes. Dietary omega3 is very helpful. If you already take Doxycycline that may help, but please note that it may affect the potency of your oral contraceptive. Please use additional means for birth control! ...Read more