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I've had this condition for about 10 years and I'm about 99.9% sure it is in fact blepharitis. My eyelids are very dry and get crusty and red. What i've found over time is that getting the crusts out is very difficult and if I use products like dilluted baby shampoo, eyelid scrubs (overpriced), or anything else I've tried, it'll make my eyes terribly red and inflamed. I've read a million articles about blepharitis and most of them will note to take fish oil supplements. However, the thing about it is that through digestion, most of the anti-inflammitory properties in fish oil will be lost. I read on a forum about someone who tried cutting open the capsule and placing it directly on the lids and they said it would help. So I gave it a shot. What I noticed was that the oil breaks the crust up almost instantly so it's really easy to get off. Once I'm done with that I lightly dry up some of the oil from my lids but not all of it. It will make my vision pretty blurry so I only do it at night time so I can just rinse my lids when I shower in the morning. I do this a few times a week as well as taking the supplement orally and it's really been helping me out. The oil will also help keep your lids from getting dry like they will with other products. Also I've read that coconut oil will help with that as well. Try to avoid any products with long ingredients that you have no idea what they are. Also avoid anything with fragrance as this will burn a LOT. Look up "natural remedies for blepharitis" and you'll find things like sprinkling turmeric on your dinner for anti-inflamation or eating sweet potatoes. The key is anti-inflammatory and using products that won't dry your lids. I use some regular "redness reliever" eye drops from the pharmacy store as well to keep my eyes lubricated and from being red and it works too. I hope this helps and wish you all the best of luck with fighting this god awful disease.
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