Patient Comments: Blepharitis - Treatment

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

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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Blepharitis - Causes Question: If known, what was the cause of your blepharitis?
Blepharitis - Signs and Symptoms Question: Please share the signs and symptoms associated with your blepharitis.
Blepharitis - Prognosis Question: What is the prognosis for your blepharitis?
Blepharitis - Complications Question: Did you experience any complications from blepharitis?
Blepharitis - Diagnosis Question: How was your blepharitis diagnosed?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.