Manuka Honey Update....

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Manuka Honey has not cured my Blepharitis. However, it might help someone elses. I'm still looking for a cure, but Im very frustrated. This condition has made a big change in my life. I hope all of you find your answer. The search goes on.... Dena

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    I suffered and constantly experimented with everything for over two years-- contracted this disease about three months after cataract surgery, which worked well enough to make me think I could walk out in the world without wearing glasses for the first time in my life. in fact I think this made it inevitable for the NYC environment to attack my undefended eyes. HOW I AM NOW. I went on an anti-inflammation diet and reconstituted my gut flora -- my biome. But not before being on 50mlg of doxy 2X a day for almost 18 months. I weaned myself off, I switched to preservative-free glaucoma drops (which I also have). I washed religiously 2X a day with tea tree oil and baby shampoo - and still jump up and do so on the occasional day I detect a n itch, a burn, dry eyes, etc. I ALSO STARTED WEARING MY "NEW" MUCH LESS STRONG GLASSES AGAIN! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    I felt I was getting better just as my jar if Manuka Honey from New Zealand arrived, so I haven't tried it.

    Try to eat clean, use the tea tree oil/baby shampoo cleaning method to keep the bacteria from proliferating. Likewise scrubbing gently across lids, separate strips, during the day when you detect any itch or burn with WET ONES(in red container only), NEVER RUB (every time I rubbed my eyes would puff up horribly), flush closed eyes with warm water bending directly near the running water into your hand so it flushes with force against each lid...this can be very calming. Use only REFRESH OR SYSTANE gel eye drops....they are preservative free...those which are not always burned my inflamed eyes.

    Good Luck.

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    Iv had this curse for 5 years its hidious its never better. Somtimes things like make up cant wear it creams any thing air born chemicals stuff irritates mine swells them up my eye lids swell bad and its stings im so so over it there must be a cure my friend must be.

    Tried cleaning hot packs vodka honey actually swelled them really bad.

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    I'm starting to wonder if I have Chronic Dry eye instead of Blepharitis. Catherine, and you others, I'm sorry you haveft to deal with this. Dena

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    I just can't stop this awful swelling!

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    Dear Dena,

    In doing research I found that the honey from New Zealand has the highest numbers in its honey for the antiseptic department.

    Did you buy it from there for use on your eyes?

    It may be worth a try as so much better. I buy mine from Australia but I use only a little in a recipe for my dad's bread. People with IBS should eat regular honey as Manuka Honey is not good for them. New Zealand doesn't allow any honey to come into their country.

    This might be worth your time to look at New Zealand sites for their honey and check out the info.

    Hope this helps,

    Lynda79

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      Dear Lynda,

      Thanks for your suggestion. I do use the New Zealand honey. However I'm starting to suspect that I have severe dry eye, not Blepharitis. Yet I can't really figure out what the difference is. Thank you for all the help you give on this forum. I'm sure it appreciated by everyone. 😊 Dena

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      Dear Dena,

      I use the preservative free eye drops and the Dr said could use every half hour if needed. Especially if watching TV. I use them at night when I wake up to let the dog out.

      They are safe to use as much as needed.

      Hope you can get some relief soon.

      Lynda79

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    Lynda, I was hoping for a more permanent solution. 🤔

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