I've been suffering from blepharitis for more than 5 years.

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I'm desperate.I've been suffering from blepharitis for more than 5 years.I've used many treatments,such as betabioptal,tobradex,baby shampoo,hot compreses,artificial tears and some others(which i can't recall right now).It' been more than 5 years that i don't wear make up.I can say that this diesease is getting on my nerves...I can't bear it no more...I've seen no improvement during these years...on the contrary...blepharitis is still there...becoming worse and worse.If you know any good treatment please let me know.I would be so grateful.Thank you. ☺

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    Hello era, have you discussed this with your Ophthalmologist?  I had similar problems and I was constantly being told different things by the Doctors and nurses in the clinic, so I asked to see the Consultant.  He told me the usual thing about hot compresses and mild handwash but he also told me not to use any kind of cream near my eyes.  I hadn't used make-up for years but do use moisturising creams.  He told me not to get those anywhere near my eyes either.  The cream clogs the  meibomian glands and exacerbates the blepharitis.  He told me to soak a flannel in very hot water with a little mild handwash in it and place it over my eyes till it cools. Repeat a couple of times, then dab dry.

    I have been fine ever since and I have been suffering with it for far longer than you!

    I hope this helps and good luck!

     

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    Yes, it is terrible isn't it?  A girl on here, Lynda79 has cured hers, and some of her friends have also. This is  by using wet ones with a certian ingredient.  Look up her post, I'm using the method and I'm getting amazing results. There's always hope.  smile  Dena
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    Hi era.

    5 years is a long time. I don't know if you've seen a professional about it but I'll tell you what had worked for me.

    Maxitrol drops and ointment together for 10 days. On prescription from consultant. Clean with bicarbonate of soda 1/2 spoon in a mug of boiled water cooled. Just pour a little into an egg cup each day from the mugAfter heat treatment to loosen the scales. Scrub lashes to remove the debris with cotton bud dipped in solution. Then use drops and ointment..

    When it's fairly under control I started to use the wet ones (red pack) and that keeps it away.my life is changed since I started the wet ones.

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    You don't say which type of bleph that you suffer from . If you haven't tried blephasol liquid , try sitting at a table head bowed and with a cotton bud tip soaked in the liquid give your eyelashes a good cleaning . Leave this to work until you find it drying ( takes a while hence the sitting down and head bowed ) , and then with another bud tip very carefully pull the lids away from the eyes and pass the tip along the gland openings and lashes root line . Ideally follow this up with 10 minutes of resting with the microwavable eyebag , some carefull gland massage to get the oils going and finish up with an eyebath of optrex to wash any debris and cleaning solution .

    If nothing else you should feel a bit better in yourself and the bugs will have endured some unpleasant time and a disrupted environment to try and live/breed in .

    I've had the wet gummy bleph which gives a skin infection/rash and now the dry eyed problem posterior bleph .

    what are you trying to fight ?

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      I suffer from anterior blepharitis.I've tried all the treatments realated to hot compresses and with the microwavable eyebag...at the beginning everything seemed alright...but when i stopped the treatment,blepharitis became worse.Thank you for your advice.Take care ☺
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    David, I have an idea that the  wipes might not cure certian kinds of blef, but it's still worth the try.  My, you are dealing with a lot having to do what you are doing, but don't give up.  We can lick this curse!  smile  Dena
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      When i follow that regime for a few days it helps alot . The trouble is i then get complacent , back off a bit , and it's back . i had five days in a row trouble free not long ago . Unfortunately even the blephasol wipes are too strong for my skin ( eyelids ). as i normally wear glasses , without them the worry is getting a strong cleanser like "benz" actually on the eyeball surface .

      I'm certain that having the lashes soaked in the solution for as long as possible must help no end in disrupting the bugs .

      Eyes a little dry today but then I've not completed the whole regime yet .

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      i have a tub of them here, unopened, but was a bit worried about their strength . I tried the blephasol wipes ( once ) and they stung like crazy so i imagined that the wet Ones would be just  as bad . Maybe I've toughened up a bit since then and should give them a go !
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    Hi era

    I have 2 friends who have "Dry Eye" I think that is another name for Blepharitis, I am not sure, all I know is they have been prescribed artificial tears, in both cases have not used them continuously and have now discovered you use them every day, otherwise you can seriously affect your sight.  One is age 92 the other in her 50's the first one found out this as she is about to have a cataract operation.  This has made the second one (50ish realise she should have been using the drops continuously, it is so easy not to do it so much but now she knows it must be for ever she says she will remember that and has bought the artificial tear drops from a supermarket and these are the same as the 92year old has been given by the Specialist.  So maybe you should find out if "Dry Eye" is the same as what you have or not and face up to it can last for many years if always but you are doing the best for your sight.  Try some relaxation classes or Tai Chi and you may find help with your stress levels.  This is all well meant from me. 

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      Thank you David for clearing that up for me, although I asked for artifical tears at the chemist I was in fact given Gel.(I,ve found it now in the Frig and will start to use it again after consulting with the Pharmacist!)
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