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20 Sep 2006

My mom has been told by her eye specialist she has belsarnhea blepharitis.She is so miserable with the nature of the condition.Her eyes are constantly itching & scratchy.Is there anything she can take to alleviate the symptoms.Orally perhaps.The creams are useless and filled with cortosone which is bad anyway.Ive heard omega 3 oils could help?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sam

Omega 3 oils do seem to help, warm compresses, keeping it clean with diluted baby shampoo and using an eye lubricant is also important and treating any infection you may get with antibiotic eye ointment - it is like a kind of eczema of the eyelids.
Oral tetracycline antibiotic may help but cortisone should only be given if nothing else helps. It is a chronic condition and may get better and worse at times.
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