Anyone Having Success Kicking Blepharitis?

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Any good results we need to know about? My eye doctor said tea tree oil, no tears baby shampoo, and honey is best. He said especially the honey. 😄. Dena

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    Hello, yes my blepharitis seems under control though it is early days of being symptom free. I was diagnosed about six weeks ago, but I think I had symptoms for at least six months before. I should mention that my case was apparently not very severe.

    What seems to have worked for me  is following my ophthalmologist's advice to use a hot eye mask, plus eyelash scrubbing twice a day for a month. By the way the eyelast scrub my doctor prescribed was not baby shampoo either. It was free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and importantly SLS - which baby shampoo does have and I know irritates the skin on my hand so I would have hated to have had to use this on my eyelids. I did this for at least six weeks and have now moved to once a day. I was really strict about following his advice. My doctor said I could just do it once a week after completing the month of twice day,  but I am slowing down gradually.

    I have also had a proper eyelash scrub in an opticians, after which my lashes seemed better. I am glad I did this.

    Most recently I also added some manuka honey base eye drops (you can google it to find the brand).

    I have also tried to be consciously kinder to my eyes - blinking more often and more completely (this helps your eyes to massage the glands that help hydrate the eyes naturally); and also taking regular breaks from the computer screen to relax my eyes. We often don't talk about this in relation to blepharitis but I think it is an important part of our tool kit.

    Something or probably a mixture of all of the above has made a huge difference. Right now I am symptom free and have been for a good three weeks. I am back to wearing contacts, swimming, and have no itchy eyelids or dry eyes. Wearing eye make up is a little more challenging but I think that might be because of an allergy to the make up so I now need to work on that to find out just what I am reacting to.

    I hope this will last and am aware I have been symptom free for only a short time (so farwink). I am trying to look at my blepharitis as a blessing in disguise because I really took the health of my eyes and eyelids for granted. Now I know I have to care for them a bit more. Have good eyelid hygiene and perhaps more importantly relax my eyes more in every day life.

    Good luck!


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      Victoria, so glad for you. Different things work for different people. The method I'm using is good, just no cure do far.😁

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      Please tell me how to use the honey.  I tried smearing the Manuka on my lid-line each night.  I didn't see any help. Maybe I'm not doing it correctly.


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      Becky, use purified water to him it just a little, then with a q-tip, apply it on the inside of your eyelid all the way around. It will sting, but it won't hurt your eyes. Keep everything sterile, don't put a dirty q-tip that you've used already in your hony, keep it sterile.

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      Thanks.  Some say don't dilute, just use the pure honey.  Not sure.


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      Well, I don't think would harm to use the pure honey, but it's a booger to apply. 😁

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      HI Becky

      I started by just using pure (but just cheap supermarket) honey on a q tip and then rubbing it across the edge of my lids. As Dena says you obviously have to make sure you keep everything very clean and do use a separate q tip per eye. It stung a lot, really a lot, but the stinging only lasted a minute. It did get a bit gooey too.

      It did seem to help and my eyes seemed clearer after also. 

      After about a week I bought some manuka honey eye drops (its a brand from NZ which you will be able to find by google). I think they helped - I'm still using them as the bottle has a two month shelf lief so I might as well use it all up. I read a couple of research reports on these eye drops which did show some quite significant improvements in blepharitis.

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    I wash my eyes with a combination of California Baby shampoo which is more pure than regular baby shampoo and I mix it with a few drops of tea tree oil and dilute with water.  Then I use the Wet Ones.  My eyes are the best they have been in a long while.  If the honey makes it better, then YES, I'll use it.  As all of you know, we would try snake oil if we thought it would work. smilesmile


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      Becky, using to many products can iritate ,and possibly harm your eyes. Some of these chemicals are too harsh for eyes. Just a point. ☺️

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