Treatment for blepharitis
Treatment for blepharitis includes:
- Treatment of underlying disease . Blepharitis can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea or other diseases, and can be controlled with treatment for the underlying disorder.
- Clean the affected area regularly . Cleaning the eyelids with a warm cloth may help control the symptoms. Home remedies may be the only treatment needed in most cases of blepharitis.
- Antibiotics . Eye drops and ointments containing antibiotics (bacitracin or sulfacetamide) applied to the eyelids may help fight blepharitis caused by a bacterial infection. Among the most prescribed eye drops, doctors often prescribe the one with ciprofloxacin. In some cases, antibiotics are given as a tablet.
- Eye drops or ointments with cortisone . Eye drops or ointments that contain cortisone may help reduce inflammation of the eyes and eyelids.
For example, there are products like tobradex and visflyfarite that contain both the antibiotic for infection and cortisone for inflammation.
- Artificial tears . The eye drops lubricants or artificial tears are available without a prescription, can help relieve dry eyes.
Natural Remedies for Blepharitis
The purpose of heat is to soften the skin and any crusts related to the eyelids. This allows the oily secretion produced by the Meibomius glands to flow more easily, since heat releases more sebum.
The heat helps to melt any oily lids that block the sebaceous glands.
Simply apply the heat to the eyelids for about five minutes.
To make the package warm, the traditional method involves light pressure on the eyelids with a cloth soaked in very hot water for 5-10 minutes.
Massage the eyelid immediately after applying heat. Massage helps release the oily liquid from the Meibomius glands.
- Use your index or middle finger and wipe with the tip of your finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner of the eyelid.
- Begin with the upper eyelid. Place your finger in the corner of the eye near the nose, lean on the eyelid, over the lashes.
- Then rub the finger gently, but firmly along the eyelid to the outside.
- Repeat the operation with the lower eyelid, placing the tip of the finger just below the eyelashes at the inner corner of the eye and rubbing at the temples.
- Repeat the massage 5-10 times for 30 seconds immediately after warming up.
- The massage should not be too light or too strong.
- Always massage with closed eyes.
After the heat and massage, wipe the eyelids.
- The traditional way is to use a cotton swab soaked in shampoo for children’s blepharitis.
- Simply add a few drops of shampoo to blepharitis in a glass of warm water, so that the water / shampoo ratio is about 10: 1.
- Squeeze excess liquid with a cotton swab to prevent drippings that may irritate the eyes.
- In particular, try to cleanse possible crusts at the base of the eyelids.
- After wiping the eyelids with a cotton swab, remove the blepharitis shampoo from the eyelids with a cloth.
- Some people recommend using baking soda (1 teaspoon in a glass of cold water after it has been boiled).
- This applies with a cloth or cotton swab.
You should repeat the process described above (heat, massage, washing) at least twice a day until symptoms resolve.
When the symptoms are lessened, repeat this routine once a day, every day, to avoid further aggravations.
If you suffer from recurring blepharitis, it is best to think of it as a daily habit such as brushing your teeth.
Women have to remove the makeup as soon as possible because makeup residue can clog the Meibomius glands.
Treatment with pulsed light
This care consists in sending a pulsed polychromatic light that has the following effects:
It heats and dissolves the oily substance contained in the Meibomius glands. It
changes the activity of the mitochondria (cell energy plants), although this effect is not proven.
It takes 4 sessions of a few minutes and the improvements are seen already from the day of the first treatment.
Food and diet for blepharitis
Many people do not believe that it is possible to cure by changing food, but often this is the most effective treatment and home remedy.
Blepharitis is an inflammation that can pass through a natural diet that:
1. Reduces toxins in the blood,
2. Prevents intestinal congestion.
There are two diets that, based on the experience of my patients, have been very effective without taking medications:
1. The blood group diet
2. The vegan / raw diet.
The first is based on protein and therefore is suitable for people who do not want to give up meat.
The second one is suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
Depending on the diet of the blood group , there are foods that should be avoided depending on the blood group and other foods that do not cause health problems.
There are also some bad foods for everyone:
- Pork and cold because our immune system is not compatible,
- Milk, yogurt and cheese,
- Cereals with gluten (wheat, oats, spelled, barley, etc.),
- Chewing gum, because of sweeteners or sweeteners,
- Desserts, especially those creamy ones,
- Fritters and smoked foods.
Recommended foods are high in protein:
- Legumes (which require one day immersion),
- Fish (attention to seafood),
The vegan / junk diet recommended by hygienism is based on:
1. Nuts and seeds,
2. Raw vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables,
3. Fruits and nuts,
4. Some naturopaths, such as Lezaeta , also recommend eggs.
The fasting is a way to speed healing if the patient has no contraindications, but when you fast, you can not take medication.
According to conventional medicine , in the case of blepharitis it is particularly useful to follow a diet that does not overload the liver and intestine.
Prognosis for blepharitis patients
Good hygiene (regular cleaning of the area) can control the signs and symptoms of blepharitis and prevent complications.
This procedure should be comfortable to be repeated for long periods to avoid relapses, since blepharitis is a chronic disease.
If blepharitis is linked to an underlying disease such as dandruff or rosacea, treatment of these conditions can relieve blepharitis.
Patients who have more episodes of blepharitis rarely heal completely.
Even if the treatment works, relapses are common.
Without removing the cause and improving nutrition, this disease does not go completely.