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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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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Can blepharitis cause any permanent affects?

Can blepharitis cause any permanent affects?

Corneal scarring: Yes, severe untreated blepharitis can long term cause surface corneal scarring, or can lead to styes, which if untreated, can cause eyelid infections, scarring, or lid deformities. Normally though, blepharitis causes chronic intermittent eye irritation, crusting, tearing, and other symptoms. It is usually easily treated with a daily routine of warm compresses and baby shampoo cleansing. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus cause blepharitis?

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 blepharitis cause hives on body?

Can blepharitis cause hives on body?

Not by itself: If you are taking some products like antibiotics or some other agents to treat the blepharitis, you might get hives from allergy to them. Blepharitis by itself will not induce hives. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis caused by any kind of allergies?

Is blepharitis caused by any kind of allergies?

Sometimes: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which can be due to allergies, infections, gland dysfunction, or other skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis or rosacea. Sometimes patients will actually have a contact dermatitis (local allergic reaction) to make-up or even nail polish (transmitted when they rub their eyes). ...Read more

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What is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis? Can one cause the other?

What is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis? Can one cause the other?

Eyelid vs eye: Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid. It is treated by gently scrubbing the eyelids with ocusoft wipes or with a q-tip and baby shampoo. There is bacteria and debris built up on the eyelid and eyelashes (rx antibiotic drops may help). Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva - layer covering the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Can be from virus, bacteria, allergy or chemical. ...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? .

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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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 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

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