Updated on December 19, 2009
A.M. asks from Denton, TX
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Anyone experienced this? I've had what I think is blepharitis (sort of an eye infection) for almost 2 months. I was looking up treatment there really is no cure, only relief. Anyone out there have any suggestions?

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answers from Dallas on

my husband is fighting this now. His actually developed into a cyst that he had removed at an opthomologist's office. He is doing the warm compresses and eye ointment daily. If yours is no clearing up I would go to the eye doctor.

Good luck.


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answers from Lubbock on

Hi A.! I have my patients start with warm compresses/washrags and gently massage the base of your eyelashes. Blepharitis is when the oil glands of the eyelid are plugged up with oil. The warmth and gentle rubbing usually helps with this. I would try this for at least 2 weeks. You can also mix 1 part baby shampoo with 3 parts water, dip the washcloth in the mix and gently rub for a few minutes and rinse with water. They make eyelid scrubs that you can buy OTC called Ocusoft and they are pre-moistened pads with soap. In severe cases, you would need a prescription for Doxycycline (an oral antibiotic). Hope this helps!

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answers from Dallas on

Are you sure it's blepharitis? I don't know what that is but when my daughter was small she got a whopper of an eye infection and the doctor and I thought it was pink eye. Then after weeks of pain, itching and suffering - she diagnosed her with pink eye. The medication - all of them were by rx only, - she was allergic to. :( It was a mess. Every stressful event brought it back and it was finally diagnosed as herpes of the eye. I have no idea how she could have gotten it. She was only two. THEN when she was starting college and all she got a flare up. A month later she was in the hospital with the herpes in her brain lining. The doctor said she could have damaged her brain and all but she slowly recovered. It was excrutiating pain. So, what I'm saying is get to a doctor and get the rx medicine that you need - and there are specialists out there that can treat with medicines that can help you. I wish you the very best and I'll pray you get the treatment you need!


answers from St. Louis on

My 27 month old daughter was diagnosed with this by an opthamologist when she was 24 months old. We were sent to a specialist after she had 14 styes in her two eyes all in one month. Basically it's just dandruff of the eyelashes and is not curable. The doctor told us to wash her eyelids with a soapy dishrag - yah how is that possible with a 2 year old without burning her eyes? I think it got worse because she was playing outside in the dirt, allergies, etc because she has not had them since the end of summer. The specialist also told us that if they do not go away, she could possibly take some prescription medication to see if it would help with the dandruff. Hope this helps!



answers from Dallas on

My mom had it and it was triggered by what was "extreme emotional stress" to her. Once the stressful situation went away so did the blepharitis.
Maybe you could start listening to some relaxation/hypnosis type cd's or mp3's while laying down at night.
There are excellent resources on the internet with suggestions on how to relax. Unlike Nike, we as women just DON'T DO IT.
Camomille tea, a tiny tiny does of Xanax, Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques, deep breathing exercises, yoga and the list goes on and on.........
Take time for yourself A., no one else is.

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