Is there pain and edema associated with blepharitis?
Blepharitis (infection of the eye(s) ) can certainly cause pain from swelling and pockets of fluid (edema). Since you apparently have been to an opthamologist, call back and tell him if these are new symptoms as you may need an alternate medication. (+ info
blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) please help!!!!?
I have blepharitis mainly in one eye. I know that this is a result of having alot of indoor allergies (Which means i have allergies year round). My eyelids are ALWAYS red and this blepharitis never goes away. Ive had it for so long now that i don't know what if feels like to be without it. I have already tried cleaning it with one of those cotton sticks. I have done this for about 2 weeks and no results. What should i try to pursuit now to get this blepharitis down? And am I always going to have this, cause I've had it for so long and it doesn't go away? Also why do i have blepharitis mainly in one eye instead of the other?
Unilateral Blepharitis is typically not that at all. It is more likely a type of dermatitis. If you are an allergic type person it is more likely that you should use some sort of topical steroid on the lid. Also, you can purchase over the counter lid scrubs at any pharmacy that work much better than the q-tip and baby shampoo regimen. But...if it is dermatitis, rubbing on it is only going to irritate it. If it is not better in another week or so, I would suggest a dermatologist. (+ info
How do you cure blepharitis?
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. It is characterized by flaky debris at the eyelash bases. Blepharitis usually causes redness of the eyes and itching and irritation of the eyelids in both eyes. Its appearance is often confused with conjunctivitis and due to its recurring nature it is the most common cause of "recurrent conjunctivitis" in older people. It is also often treated as 'dry eye' by patients due to the gritty sensation it may give the eyes - although lubricating drops do little to improve the condition.
Many forms of treatment will improve blepharitis, including both antibiotic or steroid eye drops, and certain oral antibiotics. Unfortunately it will usually recur when any treatment is ceased. Most doctors will therefore recommend a regime of daily eyelid cleaning which is both effective and can be continued safely long-term. Such a regime needs to be convenient enough to be continued lifelong, otherwise the cleaning will stop when symptoms subside. Therefore simply cleaning the eyelids with a face cloth during every bath or shower may be a good system for a sufferer to adopt. Using dilute baby shampoo to assist with this is often advised, although probably the most important factor is the mechanical clearance of discharge from the eyelid meibomian glands. Massaging the eyelids firmly during cleaning helps this.
Dermatologists treat blepharitis similarly to seborrheic dermatitis by using safe topical anti-inflammatory medication like sulfacetamide or brief courses of a mild topical steroid. Although anti-fungals like ketoconazole (Nizoral) are commonly prescribed for seborrheic dermatitis, dermatologists and optometrists usually do not prescribe anti-fungals for seborrheic blepharitis-. (+ info
Looking for treatment options for blepharitis?
If anyone else out there has it and knows of any good treatment options let me know I would appreciate it
1. Make sure you keep your hands away from your eyelids.
2. Put Vaseline on eyelids at night.
http://www.healthopedia.com/blepharitis/treatment.html (+ info
can blepharitis by itself cause dry eye symtoms such as scratchy and burning eyes and is there a solution?
if you are feeling like your eyes are dry and scratchy and have tried lubricating eye drops without getting any relief, then yes, the symptoms you are feeling are probably due to your blepharitis.
Here is an excellent link:
It could also be this:
You will have to see your doctor about the underlying reason for the irritation... you may need antibiotics. Otherwise a hygiene routine is probably the best option for you. Please see your doctor for the proper treatment.
(look at Blepharoconjunctivitis)
I usually use the cdc sites, but this one is very nice! (+ info
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) Help?
I have Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids). It is on the outer area of my eye (eyelids). It looks red & dry...Most of the time it is itchy..I've been using desonide for sometime and it goes away in about 2 days..i just got it back again today, why? am i allergic to something or do i have to stop rubbing my eyes?
Try the Xangosteen ( Mangosteen Juice) because it contain the Xanthones are the supercharged antioxidants that also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It's quote evident why the mangosteen can positively affect so many conditions it fight them at their root causes. (+ info
I have Blepharitis, what cream shall i use?
My doctor refused to prescribe me anything strong so I am using E45 and it is making them itch more! What shall I use as I am very irritated right now!!!
just wanted to add that i am already doing the hygiene routine but dont know what cream to use after as E45 tends to be itchy. Thanx.
Regular eyelid hygiene
This is the most important part of treatment and prevention.
* Bathe and gently press on the eyelids with a flannel (facecloth) soaked in very warm water for 5-10 minutes. This softens the skin and any crusts attached to the eyelids. If the flannel cools, keep re-warming it in hot water.
* Then massage the eyelids - gently roll your first finger on the eyelids (like a rotary action). This helps to push out the oily fluid from the tiny meibomian glands.
* Then, clean the eyelids. This can be done by any of the following ways. There is a lack of research studies to say which is the best method, so use whatever you find most useful:
o The traditional way is to use a cotton wool bud that has been dipped in diluted baby shampoo. Just add a few drops of baby shampoo to a small cup of warm water so that the ratio of water to shampoo is about 10:1. Squeeze out excess liquid from the cotton bud to prevent drips getting into your eyes which may irritate. In particular, try to clean off any crusts at the base of the eyelids. After cleaning the eyelids with the cotton wool bud, wash off the shampoo from the eyelids with a flannel or cloth. (+ info
My 4 year old was diagnosed with an eye disease way back called blepharitis?
I was just wondering if anyone out their shares the same experience as i do with this eye condition or knows someone that does and how that person is doing now....my daughter is only 4 and i feel she shouldnt have this condition shes too young and i dont know if she'll ever grow out if it!!!
I'm sure you already know but I found this for you.
There are two types:
Anterior blepharitis affects the front of the eyelids near the eyelashes. The causes are seborrheic dermatitis (similar to dandruff) and occasional infection by Staphylococcus bacteria.
Posterior blepharitis affects the back of the eyelids, the part that makes contact with the eyes. This is caused by the oil glands present in this region.
Staphlycoccal blepharitis is a type of external eye inflammation. As with dandruff, it is usually asymptomatic until the disease progresses. As it progresses, the sufferer begins to notice a foreign body sensation, matting of the lashes, and burning. Usually, the primary care physician will prescribe topical antibiotics for staphylococcal blepharitis.
Many forms of treatment will improve blepharitis, including both antibiotic or steroid eye drops, and certain oral antibiotics. Unfortunately it will usually recur when any treatment is ceased. Most doctors will therefore recommend a regime of daily eyelid cleaning which is both effective and can be continued safely long-term. Such a regime needs to be convenient enough to be continued lifelong, otherwise the cleaning will stop when symptoms subside. Therefore simply cleaning the eyelids with a face cloth during every bath or shower may be a good system for a sufferer to adopt. Using dilute baby shampoo with warm water to assist with this is often advised, although probably the most important factor is the mechanical clearance of discharge from the eyelid meibomian glands. Massaging the eyelids firmly during cleaning helps this
Dermatologists treat blepharitis similarly to seborrheic dermatitis by using safe topical anti-inflammatory medication like sulfacetamide or brief courses of a mild topical steroid. Although anti-fungals like ketoconazole (Nizoral) are commonly prescribed for seborrheic dermatitis, dermatologists and optometrists usually do not prescribe anti-fungals for seborrheic blepharitis. (+ info
blepharitis what should i do?
I have blepharitis. I went to see an ophthalmologist and they prescribed me with FML and fucithalmic. A course of three month.
I have been told by other professions that to use FML for three month is not safe as It has a lot of side effects.
What should I do?
I don't think it's the FML he has told you to take for three months, it's more likely the Fucithalmic. If it's low grade Blepharitis then simple warm compression and eye lid cleansing will probably suffice but should always be done regardless of needing additional treatment or not. For the cleansing, try using Johnson's baby shampoo mixed with water (you need a 50:50 mix). Dip a cotton bud in it and run along rim/margin and clear any debris from lash base. Bicarbonate of soda might work too.
FML should only be used for short term management- no longer than a week, (3 occasionally if under the consultation of an eye Doctor) it's usually tapered down. It needs to be used 2-4 times daily. If used long term is can cause thinning of the cornea and sclera and also glaucoma. The problem is almost always caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus; the Fucithalmic drops need to be used for up to three months because it's quite hard to get rid of.
Check with your Doctor. (+ info
Blepharitis or Dry Eye anyone?
my eye doctor just told me I have blepharitis. Im treating it now but it sucks. my eyes are so dry i cant even go out and do anything fun ever because i have constant headaches!
How do you take care of your dry eyes?
If its blepharitis then its very easily managed. Best thing to do is get a cup full of warm water, put a table spoon of baby shampoo in it. wash over your eye lid margins and eye lashes with this solution using a cotton wool bud. then massage the eyelid margins gently for a minute.
you can also use artificoal tears to provide temporary immediate relief from the soreness that you experience with dry eyes. you can use these drops as many times a day as you like as they have no side effects. a good drop is Hypermellose. you can buy this over the counter at a pharmacy without a prescription (+ info
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