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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

Medication: Blepharitis can be treated with eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, artificial tears, antibiotic and steroid eye drops/ ointment, and antibiotic pills. The treatment type depends on the severity of the blepharitis. An eye doctor can create an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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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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After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

Yes : Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically.see an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What is the acv treatment for blepharitis?

Don't know: Perhaps the other doc's don't recognize what you mean by "acv treatment". That term is not familiar to me. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

Lid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

Lid Scrubs: Cleaning the eyelid area with a dilute baby shampoo solution on a swab or cotton ball for 30 seconds each eye every day is a good way to keep blepharitis in check. ...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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What's the best treatment available for blepharitis ?

Eyelid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

Tea tree oil: A simple, inexpensive remedy is tea tree oil. After your diagnosis of the condition by your ophthalmologist (other things may look the same), then clean and dry your lids twice per day and apply a thin layer of tea tree oil to the lash margins of the closed eyelids. This will get rid of this pest in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis i recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scrubs(pretreated towelettes) and warm compresses. If the blepharitis is severe then i will prescribe an antibiotic/steroid combination drop or ointment and occasionally an oral antibiotic like periostat (doxycycline). The key treatment is the lid hygiene. ...Read more

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Treatment for blepharitis without any med? Can blepharitis heal, if yaa how long? How to avoid blepharitis? Can I use lenses while have blepharitis?

Bleph: Try cleaning your eyelashes with warm water and a q tip twice a day for 3 weeks. Blepharitis can come and go, with periodic flare-ups. If your eye becomes more red or more irritated, call your local eye doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

Lid hygiene: Blepharitis can involve the front of the lids (base of the eyelashes) or the back portion of the lids (where oil glands are located). It can definitely exacerbate dry eyes. Without an exam, it is difficult to recommend treatment. However, you might try warm compresses 5 - 10 minutes followed by a "lid scrub" with a commercially available pad such as occusoft. Systane ultra or refresh optive tears. ...Read more

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What at home treatment can I do for blepharitis of my eyes. Cant go to dr for another week.

Involves eyelid edge: Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water and place it over the closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo. Clean one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleaning, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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Ointment/antibiotic gel brand(used at night) for blepharitis(pls safety brand) ? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly ?

Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving your eyes should be supervised by a doctor anyway.) as for "treatment/medicine for daytime", what are you treating? If you mean the same blepharitis, the same answer applies. ...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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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