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Using Manuka Honey to cure blepharitis?

Has anyone here been using manuka honey?

If there are, can anyone tell me how to use honey to your eye?

I read an article that someone in Britain cured blepharitis using MAnuka Honey.

I'm willing to try it, but want to know how to use it before buying it.

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  • dawn90509 dawn90509 arnold68787

    Hi Arnold,

    I am using manuka honey on my posterier blepharitis now.  I did wet wipes for six weeks, three times a day.  Then I switched to the honey morning and night.  I am basically symptom free...I have been on the honey about five days....it also took care of my dry eyes at night.  I still have an occasional itch but that is all.  Thought I would share.....Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 carol1357

      Hi Carol,

      I bought manuka honey #20.  The higher the number the more potent it is. I take a q-tip and smear it under my bottom lashes and then I smear it over my top lashes.  Use a separate q-tip for each eye.  Then I rub my eyes gently a few times.  Now listen, this burns like crazy and your eyes can get red. The redness will eventually leave.  And the burning is not as bad now.  But honey is good for your eyes.  Remember, you are healing your eyes.  I do this at 10:30 p.m. at night and just leave it on.  Then I do it in the morning.  I leave it on all day... however, you can wash it off after about 15 minutes.  But it is important to leave it on all night.  This has taken care of my dry eye also.  I do not dilute this....be brave....so worth it...smile  Here is a study that really encouraged me to try the honey.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17133045   I also have read  many testimonies of others that have experienced benefits from using honey on several eye ailments.  Let me know how you are doing....Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 arnold68787

      Arnold and Carol,

      I had provided a link, that is why it is being moderated.  It verifies how honey being applied topically three times per day reduces the bacteria in the eye and is a big help to MGD.

      However, I will give you the manuka information again since I know how frustrating it is to wait regarding these matters.

      I ordered Manuka honey #20---the number indicates the potency of the antibacterial qualities of the honey so the number is important. I put it on in the morning with a q-tip.  I smear my lower lashes and then close my eye and smear more on the top.  I use one q-tip for each eye. Then I sit down with a towel and two kleenexes.  I use the kleenexes to wipe the tears away and the towel to hold in front of my eyes because for some reason I don't want to see light when I am blinking my eyes...lol!  I rub my eyes gently to allow some honey into the eye. And I blink my eyes to allow it in. Now...this burns like crazy...and your eyes will be red afterwards but it goes away....but studies have shown that honey is GOOD and HEALING to the eyes. However, the burning is not as bad now as it was the first time I did it.....but I don't care.....my eyes feel so good it is worth every tear. The burning lasts about 3 minutes...so it is not that bad. After the burning and tearing I wait at least 15 minutes before I wash the honey off in the morning.  But if I am staying at home I just leave it on.  However, at night I put it on at 10:30 and leave it on all night.  I even put a little extra on the outside corners of my eyes hoping a little bit will leak into my eyes during the night.   This honey routine has taken care of my dry eye symptoms at night. It is wiping my blepharitis away.   I plan on doing this routine for the rest of my life knowing that MGD causes extra bacteria to gather in the eye causing blepharitis.  There you have it....I believe this will help you...I hope you get going on it and let me know how you do....give it time though.....Best wishes....Dawn

    • BeckyBWVU BeckyBWVU dawn90509

      Hi Dawn! 

      I am intereseted in trying the Makuna honey for my blepharitis.  I have been fighting this for several months now and nothing the docs have prescribed seems to be working.  I started looking at Amazon to see what was available and the more I read the more confused I became as to what was worth buying.  I know you mentioned looking for #20 but what else should I look for?  Also, some are described as "creamy".  Is that what I want or something else?  Thank you for your help!

    • BeckyBWVU BeckyBWVU dawn90509

      Thanks so much for your response.  I've gone out to Amazon and looked at what they have available.  You said you're using Manuka Doctore #20?  I've also seen Manuka Oil.  Have you heard anything about using this for blepharitis?

    • alisha16292 alisha16292 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn, I was wandering since you have had the most success with the manuka honey when you started noticing a visible difference. I have been using the honey for the past week and the crustiness is gone but my eye is still very swollen. 

      Thank you, 

      -Alisha 

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 alisha16292

      Hi Alisha,

      That is wonderful your crustiness is gone.....that is your first sign that you are on the road to healing!

      It took a good six months for all my symptoms to vanish......it was a little sign here and there. ......this disease is incredibly hard to defeat......your best weapon is time and never miss doing the treatments......give it a full six months......I was still having crustiness five months into the treatment......of course I believe each person's symptoms will react a little different.......but as long as you see progress, keep going.....even if it seems slow......it is very slow.....that is why so many people give up and say it didn't work. 

    • maria68117 maria68117 dawn90509

      Hello Dawn

      Thank you for sharing your experience. My mother has been struggling with blepharatis for over 2 years now, she's tried EVERYTHING with no results. She is currently using the manuka honey but complains it feels kinda "sugary". We made sure she got the purest one but she is wondering if this is normal and if it could hurt her eyes.

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      Dawn, I have a question: reading the reviews on Amazon regarding Manuka Doctor 20 honey~~~there are, of course some negative reviews.  My concern is on several of them; this one in-particular that says:  "Beware shoppers, this is NOT a real medicinal manuka honey. The certification they refer to on the label has nothing to do with the activity levels of real medicinal manuka honey. Real honey of is labelled UMF or MGO. The company is a cosmetics company, and their activity level they are referring to is for peroxide (useless) and not the real active ingredient Methylglyoxal. Extremely disappointing! This product is only normal honey. Save your money and buy another brand, or invest more and get the real medicinal level UMF/MGO certified honey. From their website: ''INDEPENDANT ORIGIN CERTIFICATION – HONEY The origin of Manuka Doctor honey has been independently and scientifically certified by Oritain. They has collected, analysed and archived samples of these batches of honey and determined the geochemical specifications, which are consistent with having a New Zealand origin. Oritain can compare any honey sample to this specification to make a determination of the origin of the sample. Products bearing a genuine label have been certified as an authentic product from Manuka Doctor.''

      Dawn, can you tell me if this really means anything, if the honey needs to be UMF/MGO certified honey?  If it is, in fact just the peroxide that is the activity level.  The reason I started researching is because I have recently been DX with Blepharitis and certain I have had this for years and just now finding out what it is (which is not a friendly thing to deal with, and was mostly told for years it was just dry eyes until I keep getting flare ups like pimples in the eyes).  I was just given eye drops and told warm compresses and wait it out or they could 'needle them' (no thanks LOL). 

      Also wondering what type of facial cream/moisturizer is best for using with this condition?  I have dry skin, so I need a moisturizer.  I know you said you use virgin coconut oil for moisturizer; but how would you get make-up on with the oil?  (I love coconut oil for body use).  Sorry so many questions, just found the site and first time posting.

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Hi Lucy,

      I remember reading through the Amazon reviews and having the same concern regarding the certification process. However, I decided to trust that it was the real deal and went with it.  If it was junk honey my eyes would never have healed like they did......so now I don't use anything else!

      Personally, I use organic jojoba oil as a moisturizer on my face.

      I hope this helps, 

      Dawn 

    • dawn90509 dawn90509

      Lucy,

      When I wrote that I put honey on my face, I was referring to my eyebrows, nose, anywhere that mites could be.......I put it on for 15 minutes also....I do not use honey as a moisturizer under my makeup.

      Dawn

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      Thank you for your help.  To be clear, you use the honey on eyes (lids), nose, eyebrows, leave on for 15 minutes and wash off.  Then use the Viva Naturals Organic Jojoba Oil (what I found on Amazon, 4 oz bottle) as your moisturizer?  I am trying to put together a regiment that works.  I just found out yesterday what the eye problem has been for years (off and on always feeling like I had sand in my eyes and having flare ups)!!  So, I am a bit lost on putting together a regiment.  Actually a bit overwhelmed.  This morning, I washed my face (not sure I am using a decent cleanser, usually use dove soap), then washed the eyelids with the pad things the doctor gave me, then put on my regular moisturizer, then eye drops.  I am trying to make sure I am doing the right thing and in right order with right products that doesn't break the bank.

      OK:

      What soap or cleanser to use? (I know dove soap isn't the best)

      Then apply honey for 15 minutes?

      Then wash eyelids with pads?

      Then use the organic jojoba oil? (is that mixed with a lotion or any other moisturizer?)

      Then eye drops?

      Then rest for 2 hours!!  LOL 

      Again, sorry for all the questions; glad to finally find out what is causing my blurred vision and flare ups; but lost on sequence, products to use, what comes first, etc....  Last night I soaked all make-up brushes in alcohol and threw away a bunch of stuff.  Haven't worn make-up in weeks.  Thank you for your kindness and help!!

      Lucy

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Hi Lucy,

      When I cleanse my face.....which would be at night to remove makeup.....I take a small cotton pad with some jojoba oil on it and wipe it on my face, neck and forehead.....then I take warm water on a washcloth and wipe it off.....it leaves a dewy feel to my skin that I like.  I do not get the oil near my eyes.....just clean them with warm water.

      When I do my honey treatment.....I wash my face with warm water to get the honey off.....and apply jojoba oil with the cotton pad for under my makeup......but the oil does not get near my eyes.....only warm water.

      I don't use eye drops.....

      If I am staying home I put jojoba oil on my face at night and just wash my face with warm water the next morning.....I prefer to not use soap on my face.

      I hope this helps,

      Dawn 

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      Thank you, it does help.  I guess I just felt like my face isn't clean without some kind of soap; but will give this a whirl.  And I definitely have to have some kind of moisturizer on my face otherwise it feels very dry~~~I will give the jojoba oil (I guess the golden cold pressed one I found on Amazon) a try to see if that keeps my skin moist enough (not the cracked feeling).  It will feel odd not putting lotion or moisturizer on my eye since I have done that for many many years now (even the skin under my eyes feels dry and the lids).  However, I can understand how all the lotions and potions can clog the pores over time.  

      When you do the honey TX, I assume you do put that on the upper and lower lids as well as the brows and nose?  This could be a full time job for a while!  LOL  I use to use coconut oil on face overnight until I was told by doc that it clogs the pores and not to do that.  But I see where some people use castor oil~~all so confusing.  I use to have long eyelashes; but have noticed they are not long and full as they use to be and I stopped wearing mascara but on very few occasions a few years ago.  Now I know why~~~this dreaded condition!  I'll get it down pat soon I hope.  Thank you again for your help! 

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Lucy,

      I would do the brows and nose once per day.....but your eyes three times per day.......the brows can have little mites in them that can get into your lashes causing blepharitis. ...

      Yes....getting rid of blepharitis will take a good six months if your life.....but if you have success.........well worth the effort.

      Kindest regards,

      Dawn

    • niki122 niki122 dawn90509

      So you have using just wet ones and manuka honey? How long it took to feel 60% better and live pretty normal? Had you got dry eyes? Does the symptoms of dry eyes had gone as well?

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 niki122

      Niki,

      I started with the wet wipes first....for a few months....the wipes gave me the dry eyes.....that is why I switched to manuka honey.

      The wipes were clearing up my blepharitis. .....I recommend them.....but I just couldn't go on.....my skin was so dry and my dry eyes at night were miserable.

      I was still losing lashes and experiencing swollen, itching eyes several months into my treatment.

      I would say about the third month I started seeing real progress.

      I can't emphasize enough that it takes time and dedication to rid you self of this disease.....

      So......dedicate the next six months to totally fight.....and I hope you reap the rewards like I did.....I was scared to death I would never get rid of it too.....

      Sometimes I thought I was really nuts adhering to this protocol.... but I had read it healed other people of their blepharitis so I prayed it would heal mine....and it did.....don't give up as long as your eyes seem to be handling it ok.

      If I were you....I would reread all my posts and try to do exactly what I did.....I did wipes for awhile and went to the honey.....it is all described in my posts.

      Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 niki122

      Niki,

      I also want to make clear that I believe for me the honey was superior to the wipes because the blepharitis can get into the glands inside your eyes....you can't put the wipes or tea tree oil inside your eyes to kill the blepharitis. But when you put the honey inside your eyes, it goes into all those glands in the eyes....and you are putting it outside the eyes so it kills everything inside and out.

      Hope this helps,

      Dawn

  • dawn90509 dawn90509 arnold68787

    Arnold,

    I just had an eye exam today, the doctor could find no trace of blepharitis....this should encourage anyone considering manuka honey.  Dawn

    • nicole07736 nicole07736 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      First of all, I'd like to say I'm so happy that you've had such success and thank you for posting your story. It gives me hope! I've been suffering for off and on for many years now with this terrible disorder.

      Just wondering...did you have any issues with eyelash loss and swelling of the eyelids? Did you have any redness on your face when you had symptoms? Just trying to figure out if I should try the honey regimen for my case.

      Thanks so much!

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 nicole07736

      Dear Nicole,

      I did not have redness on my face.  I did have eyelash loss and swelling of the eyelids as well as eye pain, mucus.  I had conjunctivitis in the whites of my eyes.  My eye doctor told me there was no cure for both conditions.  Since I posted here I went to another eye doctor who also verified I no longer have blepharitis or conjunctivitis....it is all gone.  That has been over a year ago.  Now I do maintenance with the honey four times per week because I have blocked meibomian glands which will not go away.  That is what caused my blepharitis.  If you decide to do the honey, I would put some on my face as well. I ordered Mail Tees by Fran Wilson on Amazon which work better than qtips. I also ordered Manuka Doctor 20+ from Amazon.  One secret is to give this time......!  I started  April 2016 with the wet ones....did that until June 1st.three times per day then did honey three times a day for a few months...then twice a day for a total of about six months.  The secret is to keep doing the schedule even if all the symptoms go away.  Because it takes a long time for the blepharitis to completely go away.  So many people say they tried it for a few months and then their eyes got bad again.  That is because they didn't give it the dedication and time.  If you have any questions you can private message me....I want to help...Dawn

    • emily 79994 emily 79994 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn, 

      I am so thankful you have gone to the effort to explain this in great detail! and that it has worked for you!

      I have been diagnosed with posterior blepharitis and it is the most debilitating disease. I am very willing to try this honey .. I have found the one you suggested online and ready to purchase. I'm hoping this wont effect the eyeball and vision?

      Also, you explain symptoms of anterior bleph. (mucus, bacteria) where I dont get that - its more inflamed eyelides and dry eye (blocled glands) .. Im hoping this honey will be effective for this too?

      Thank you again! It is people like you who give hope to us all   smile

      Emily 

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 emily 79994

      Hi Emily,

      I also had posterior blepharitis.  I had conjunctivitis in the whites of my eyes that contributed to the mucus and bacteria.  The manuka honey cured both conditions.  I take a hot washcloth and place over my eyes for 10 minutes morning and night to unblock the meibomian glands.  

      Although I am not an eye doctor, my research teaches me that honey is actually healing and good for the eyes.  Some people have experienced honey to be beneficial for many eye ailments.  I know it has been a miracle worker for me.  

      So yes, the honey is definitely a cure for posterior blepharitis in my case.  

      I left the honey on my lids for 15 minutes before rubbing it into my eyes.  The time is needed to kill the bacteria.  And you should figure doing the honey routine 2-3 times per day for 6 months.  That is the thing about blepharitis....it takes a long time to get rid of it.  Even if your symptoms go away that does not mean the blepharitis is gone.  I still do the honey routine 4 times per week, because with the blocked glands, I know it would be easy to get it again.  And I never want that to happen.

      I wish you the best....private message me if you need more detailed instructions or have any questions.  I am happy to share.

      Dawn

       

    • dawn90509 dawn90509

      I want to make it very clear that you need to put the honey on the lower lash roots. Then lift your upper lid and get the honey on the inner lash roots.....not missing anything. Then put the honey on top of the upper lash roots like you would apply eyeliner. Then leave that on for 15 minutes. Then rub it into the eyeballs. It will sting for three minutes. ....your eyes will be red....this is normal. Now you are done.

      Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509

      In addition......if you wear eye makeup, please purchase all new eye makeup. Use disposable mascara and eyeliner wands dipping only one time into the makeup container.

      If you use an eyelash curler or eyebrow pencil, clean them with white vinegar after using. Use a new, clean washcloth each time you use hot water to unclog your glands. Be aware of not reinfecting yourself. Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 nicole07736

      Nicole,

      Buy disposable cotton makeup pads. Put white vinegar on one and wipe the tip of your pencil after each use. You might want to have two pencils....one for each eye....so you use it....clean it and put it back. As far as the markers....you may have to skip those until you are cured. You can use liquid eyeliner and buy disposable eyeliner wands and disposable mascara wands on Amazon.....use only one time per eye and discard. Remember, you are dealing with a bacteria that is hard to get rid of and can easily reinfecting you. I wore disposable gloves when I applied my makeup....and while I was working on my cure, I wore as little makeup as possible. On days I could stay home I did not wear anything. Many times when I went out, I skipped the eyeliner because it is adding bacteria to the roots....I just wore a little eye shadow....being careful not to get it near the roots and mascara on the tips of my lashes. Now I wear liquid mascara with no problems. But I still use the disposable wands and the white vinegar for cleaning since I am more aware of germs...lol!

      However, I do not wear gloves anymore. I hope this helps!

      Dawn

    • emily 79994 emily 79994 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn, 

      Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough respopnse!

      Thats great to know - I have also looked into Manuka Honey and have found the huge amount of benefits this liquid gold has ... especially for the eyes smile

      I just purchased Manuka honey from local health store and could only get 15+ of another brand (close enough). I have just followed your instructions and everything you said would happen, happened. I'm excited to keep up the treatment consistantly (along with other natural aids - heat compression and drops). 

      I will keep you posted on how this goes for me and will spread the wordsmile

      Thank you again!

      Warm regards, 

      Emily 

    • nicole07736 nicole07736 dawn90509

      Thanks so much Dawn. I just got some supplies so hopefully I'll share in your success! I found an organic eye make up remover called body whip. It's made of coconut oil (which I also read is good for blepharitis). So far it is really great...incase anyone is looking for a remover.

    • sln41792 sln41792 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      I decided to give it a try on my blepharitis after I researched and found enough information about Manuka honey.

      As many of you I've tried a lot of traditional treatments and none of them worked or worked partially for me. I started to use Manuka Doctor +24 bio active as you recommended on my eyelids since Aug 14th and I've noticed an improvement on my upper/lower eyelids but my eyes are getting worse and become red and a permanent itch and watery since the first day I used this product.

      I'm using a q-tip and apply a small amount of pure honey to my lower eyelids then I close my eyes for spreading it and finally I put it on my upper eyelids, in this process some of the honey leaks into my eyes and it stings like crazy. I leave it work all night!!

      The last two nigths I've experienced an unconfortable sensation in my eyes and I've had to wake up and wash thoroughly my eyes because of the itchy and foreign object sensation inside my eyes.

      Are these symptoms normal?.... Did you experience something similar?

      I've also read in some forums that applying honey on eyes can be dangerous, I'm a litte bit confused and worried about future consequeses of using it for a long term period.

      Please give me some advise about this, I'm trying to figure out if I should continue or stop using honey for my case.

      Thanks for your help!

      Regards.

       

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 sln41792

      I would try leaving the honey on only 10 minutes......then washing it off......if you still have symptoms, I would stop using honey.  At that point, you could try the wet wipes or tea tree oil.....

    • hopeful too hopeful too dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      I'm suffering from everything you just said and my 3 children have mucus, eyes are red (conjunctivitis in whites of eyes do you think?), and are also losing eyelashes.  They aren't itching as much as I am.  I'm overwhelmed.  Taking them to Duke Eye Center.  I've been doing the wet ones and have relief.  They are doing an Avenova eye spray.  Have you heard of this?  Helping, but not curing.  Would you do the manuka honey with children? Sounds like too much for us.  I read to take 1 tsp. manuka honey with 1 tablespoon of distilled or filtered water and make an eye drop.  Thoughts?  I will try your solution after doing wipes for 3 weeks.  But I need something for my kids!  Thoughts?  Any help appreciated.

       

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 hopeful too

      Dear Hopeful,

      Wow!  I feel so sorry for your situation....

      No, I have not heard of the spray....but all the doctor will do is manage the disease and it will never go away.  

      You know, I am certainly not an eye doctor....but if they were my kids.....I would start with the honey drops you mentioned....after six months or so....if it doesn't go away....I would do the manuka honey as I describe.  

      As far as you are concerned.....I would go straight manuka....no playing around....after your 3 weeks on wipes.  Or you might want to do it exactly like I did....as far as time on the wipes....since I did get the cure.  

      The thing about the honey is that you put it into the eye and the antibacterial qualities kill the conjunctivitis.....I had that too....and I was losing my eyelashes!  

      Dawn

       

    • dawn90509 dawn90509

      If you end up doing the honey on the kids, you might want to do it twice a day rather three times per day.

      Morning and night.....leave on only 10 minutes and then rub into the eyes until the burning stops.  Poor kids....you will really have to do some explaining about the burning.  Maybe do it to yourself first and when your eyes are better, you will have the experience and confidence with your children.

    • sln41792 sln41792 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      I was wondering if you have used one jar of Manuka Doctor for the entire treatment (6 months) or you have discarded it once it was opened after certain time?... 

      I'm asking you this because I read Optimel suggests to discard its Manuka Gel product after 2 months.

      In your experience, do you think it's safe to use one jar (considering expiration dates) for long time?

      Thanks for your reply.

      Regards.

    • sln41792 sln41792 dawn90509

      Hi Dawn,

      I was wondering if you have used one jar of Manuka Doctor for the entire treatment (6 months) or you have discarded it once it was opened after certain time?... 

      I'm asking you this because I read other a well known product suggests to discard it after 2 months.

      In your experience, do you think it's safe to use one jar (considering expiration dates) for long time?

      Thanks for your reply.

      Regards.

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 sln41792

      Dear Sln,

      Yes, I have used mine after two months of being opened.

      However, I put a smaller amount of the honey in a dark colored bottle....making sure my bottle is glass.....so I open the main honey jar less often.

      Regards, Dawn 

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      Dawn,

      OK, tried the honey fro first time tonight~~~yes burns like $%#@, but endured 15 minutes.  Just a few questions, some on the honey and jojoba oil. 

      Do you store the honey in frig. or just in cabinet.  I saw where you stated you put some in a small dark jar (good idea). 

      The jojoba oil: is it ok to rub on eye lids?  My eyes feel very dry (the skin) and I need something on them.

      After the honey TX, is it OK to use my eye drops (or will the honey residue left in eyes not mix well and cause harm?)

      What are your thoughts on the baby shampoo and tea tree oil.  Can I use that as a cleanser, then the honey?

      Have you had any experience with the bio-oil product?

      Again, lots of questions, but I do appreciate your input.  Thank you!

      Lucy

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Hi Lucy,

      I store my honey in a cabinet.

      Instead of using jojoba oil on your eyes, I would suggest using organic olive oil.  Olive oil is great for dry eyes.....so if you put some in the outer corner of your eyes, a little will seep in and moisten.....also nice to do the olive oil treatment at night so your eyes remain moist.

      As far as using eye drops....I don't know. ....I am not an eye doctor and don't know how various chemicals would interact in the eye.

      I would not use baby shampoo or tea tree oil...it seems like overkill to me....the honey is antibacterial.....just clean it off with warm water and add your olive oil on your eyes.

      I have no experience with the bio-oil product you mentioned.

      Hope this information can be helpful to you.

      Dawn

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 sln41792

      Hi Sln,

      I just used one jar until it was gone.....several months per jar.....I did not have any problems.....but there might be a good reason to use it only a few months before replacing it.....I just haven't heard that recommendation.....so if there is a good reason why, please let us know.....

      Best regards, 

      Dawn

    • josephine29076 josephine29076 dawn90509

      Hello Dawn,

      I have just been diagnosed with Blepharitis almost 3 weeks ago. The past week I have been using Manuka Doctor +24 on my eye lid and lower lid. I only have Blepharitis in my one eye (do you happen to know if that is common - the doctor did not seem to understand why that was). I have also been applying Castor oil, which seems to help but every now and again I still get a flare up. My question to you is , is it normal or did you still get waves of flare ups once you started using Manuka Honey? My eye seems to feel better from one day to the next and then worse out of the blue and I haven’t changed my cleaning method. This is why it is hard for me to understand if the Manuka Honey is working or not because I just got another flare up after having used Manuka Honey for one week now. Should I already have seen an improvement by now? Or do I need to just need to be persistent and continue using the Manuka despite the flare ups due to this disease being so hard to get rid of? Whenever I get a flare up, my whole upper eye lid gets swollen/red and I get the little white specks that appear where my eyelashes grow (like tiny little pimples). Feeling like this might be a long journey trying to find the right cure and if Manuka Honey isn’t helping ( I was so hopeful after reading this forum) I feel like I’m at a loss. I really appreciate your help and experience with this. I am happy for you that you found a cure that helps. 

      - Josephine 

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 josephine29076

      Hi Josephine,

      I used the Wet Ones wipes for a few weeks until my lids dried out so bad I went to the honey....then I finished off with the honey.

      If I were you, I would read all my posts very carefully and do exactly what I did.

      Make sure you are treating yourself three times per day.

      I would not use anything except for the wipes or honey.....I would forget the castor oil.

      Yes, I had symptoms for months while I was treating myself. I would wake up with swollen eyes...mucus so thick I could hardly open my eyes.....pains shooting out of my eyes.....and horibble itching.

      Be very careful to protect your disease free eye from contamination since blepharitis is so easy to spread.....that is why your doctor was surprised.

      Hope this helps.....Dawn

      PS.....I just remember I used castor oil on my lids when they were so dry and it caused flare ups.......mucus and swelling!

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      Dawn,

      I have been using the honey and Jojoba Oil (and a little Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E Moisturizer).....still having flare ups.  But I have to say, had one come up and I put honey on it a left for a few hours, next morning it was gone (just a little red, but bump gone).  I use the Moisturizer because I need something more than just the oil on my face or it feels to dry (I don't put it on my eye lids!).  I admit, I tired Olive Oil once and OMG, caused an outbreak.  It was not pleasant.  I too have read much about the benefits of Castor Oil (hair growth, eyelashes and brows) and I did order some hoping I could put this on my lids as they feel so dry too!

      I also ordered the Wet One wipes....I feel like I have been all over the map with trying to figure this out.  I thought:

      Wash face with Essence Tee tree Body Oil (mild soap)

      Use Wet Wipe

      put on honey, wait, rinse

      put on castor oil and moistizer

      do heat pad on eyes

      I may be doing it wrong, and I have read all of your post;  just trying to get some relief and a regiment that includes a cleanser (soapy) for face and a moisturizer to go with either castor oil or jojoba oil.  By the time I do all of this, I am confused......I just need a map for it all  LOL  

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Lucy,

      Sounds like you have done your homework and you are finding what works for you......

      I know doing my treatments consumed a large portion of my time.....but it was worth it.....

      Keep it up......let's see where you are in six months......do honey three times per day

      Dawn

    • lucy55145 lucy55145 dawn90509

      It is time consuming.  From what I have listed on above post, do you think there is anything I am doing that is over-kill, too much, not necessary?  I saw where you really don't recommend Castro oil; any reason why?  Oh and I assume you can eat it (the honey)...would that help this condition as well? 

      Thank you,

      Lucy

    • dawn90509 dawn90509 lucy55145

      Lucy,

      Somewhere I read that over time castor oil can damage the eyes......even though some eye drops contain it. So I stay away from it.

      I am sure eating the honey is healthful.....but you really need it applied directly onto your eyes to kill the infection.

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    Yes, Manuka Honey definitely help to treat Blepharitis. Once I suggested one of my friends and she gone well by following this remedy within few weeks.

    I searched and found best remedies to treat blepharitis. Hopefully, this gonna help without any side effects. confused

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