Patient Comments: Blepharitis - Treatment

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

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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