Patient Comments: Blepharitis - Treatment

What kinds of treatment, including hygiene, have helped your blepharitis?

Comment from: Gigi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I have found relief from blepharitis and itching around my eyes with a mixture of 1 part tea tree oil to 4 parts Cetaphil lotion. Make this in small batches and store in glass jar. I do the following routine nightly; wash face, put lubricant eye drops in eyes, close eyes, dab very small amounts of the mixture on eyelids and around eye area, being careful to not get any in eyes. Let it soak in for a minute or two then open your eyes. After 5 minutes, put a little Aquaphor on the same areas. It is important to first put a dab of tea tree oil on your arm for a day to make sure you are not allergic to it. Don't put it on any open sores and don't get any in your mouth.

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Comment from: tracy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I have just been diagnosed with stage two blepharitis. I have been offered a treatment with BlephEx. It is a new in-office procedure to improve overall health of the eyelid. Then I will have a LipiFlow treatment. The LipiFlow system is a medical device used by a doctor to apply heat and pressure to the eyelids to allow the lipids from the blocked eyelid glands to flow into the tear film. This is a holistic approach that will cost USD 1500.00.

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Comment from: Jill, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I have been trying to cure my blepharitis for several years and tried all the suggestions with only temporary relief. For what it is worth I will share my experience. Since I cannot wear eye makeup I decided to have my eyelids tattooed with semi-permanent make up. My beautician advised me to put Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the tattoo for two weeks. I found this very soothing. When I stopped, the itching returned so I have been putting a very small amount on the roots of my eyelashes, top and bottom, every night, for three months. It seems to stop the itching. I have put my problem down to very dry skin which flakes into tiny powder and causes the itching. I also have it in my ears which need to be cleaned out by a doctor every 6 months as it makes a fine, papery cover to my ear holes. Hope this might help someone. It is a simple solution although I would not call it a cure.

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Comment from: Maria, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I successfully treated my big case of blepharitis with Aureomycin. All other penicillin and antibiotic drops and ointments had no effect. Aureomycin worked in 2 days to clear up my red puffy eyelid. I rubbed it into the upper eyelid 6 times a day. The effect was quick and dramatic. The puffiness and redness went right down.

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Comment from: samdi, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 04

I've been having dry and pink eye (blepharitis) for a long time. Finally I went to an eye doctor and he simply said, I wish I have cure for your eye but there is no medication that can cure your eye. The only way to get relief is to clean it 3 or 4 time a day and use a hot pad on it; in real life it's hard to do. So I figured out an easy way. I purchased a pad for my eyes, filled it with hot water placed it on my eyes for 2 minutes each, after that poured 5 or 6 drop of Johnson baby shampoo and spread it. You have to move your fingers side to side over your eyes for 40 or more seconds, and dry your eyes; and do that every day for the rest of your life.

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Comment from: Jill, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I have suffered, originally very red eyes, thought to be an allergy to something, for 18 months now. I have been to specialist eye consultants, via the general physician and paid out over USD 200 in medications and products to try to resolve. I've been using a lotion called Blephasol and gel recently, but even this has not kept the condition under control. I have some of the symptoms of blepharitis but not all of them. My eye lids and under my eyes is very sore and painful and I also get a dark red line/mark that follows the contours of my skin around my eyes, which is also very sore, that looks as if I've painted it on with a red pen. I know I shall have to go back to my general physician to be referred to another specialist.

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Comment from: Lynda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 22

A friend and I were able to kill the blepharitis. My friend's blepharitis moved up into her eyelids. She used a facial scrub with benzethonium chloride in it. I could not find that product any longer so found benzethonium chloride in Wet Ones, an antibacterial wipe in the red box. I cut each wipe into 8 pieces and used 2 on each eyelash area. For a week and a half I did it 4 times a day. Then 3 times a day for a month. Then 2 times a day for 2 months. It was gone. It is a bacterial infection that was in the roots and thus took a long time to kill. Two people using 2 different products with the same ingredient, benzethonium chloride killed it. I hope this helps others to know that it can be cleared up. There were 3 doctors who couldn't find it in my eyes, one of them was the doctor who diagnosed it. Sometimes desperation can produce a cure.

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