Blepharitis - Treatment

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Is it possible to prevent blepharitis?

It is not usually possible to prevent blepharitis. In many cases, good eyelid hygiene and a regular cleaning routine can control blepharitis. This includes frequent scalp and face washing, using warm compresses to soak the eyelids and doing eyelid scrubs. Blepharitis is usually not contagious. Untreated blepharitis can last for many years and can fluctuate in severity over time.

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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: 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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