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I feel for you guys and girls with this blasted Blepharitus.
Im 45 years old, and i've had this condition since I was in kindergarten. Seriously... I have pictures to prove it. When I was in high school they used to call me "brakelights".
The doctors always said "soft scrub with baby shampoo" and then they would get so irritated and red I was stuck in the house for the day.
After I graduated high school , it affected the type of employment I was looking for, no work in buildings with bright florescent lights.
It affected my dating life, but I still managed to have girlfriends.
At one point, about 19 years old, I had decided to move to a nearby city, and commit suicide. I was working on a plan for this , when I met a young lady of 19 years old.
I was upfront , told her my condition, and she told me she never noticed it!
I think she was colour blind because even days when my eyes were blazing red, I would ask her if they looked bad, and she said "they're a little red, but it's not that big a deal"!
2 years later , we were married. We are still married today.
Anyhow, here's what I have been doing for the past 20 years...
At night I take a cue tip and gently rub it, and I mean gently. I can see the crusts coming off. In the morning , same thing.
Then, I use a white makeup pencil and run it along the rim.
After that I use a cover up stick close to my facial skin shade (the cover up stick looks like a lip stick container) and use my finger to dab it on the red areas. Not a lot, just a little. This makes it look 90% normal.
Now I'm a guy , and using makeup sucks, but I can tell you this has helped me get through enough not to worry.
My next step is to try the wet ones everyone here is talking about.
I'll let you know how that goes.
Can you imagine if that helped, after all these years?!
I feel allergies and general health also play a part in this, as I found out a few years ago I have kidney disease cause by an auto- immune type condition.
You know what? As awful as this is... people have to feal with some pretty awful stuff out there, I kep reminding myself that.
Take care guys, keep your chins up. You are not alone.
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