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Does mascara CAUSE Blepharitis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 8, 2011
  • 06:28 PM

Ive worn mascara most everyday of my life, and now been dianosed with blepharitis. Aside from antibotic eye ointments, how do I get rid of this once & for all? It continuely reaccurs!

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  • Ive worn mascara most everyday of my life, and now been dianosed with blepharitis. Aside from antibotic eye ointments, how do I get rid of this once & for all? It continuely reaccurs!Do you have rosacea too? I ask because I was suffering from the same thing and it was ruining my social life. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. It consumes your life while you are symptomatic. I am now convinced that my problem stems from demodex mites, commonly referred to as "eyelash mites." There is some evidence they are related, but does it really matter? I say that because obviously there is some type of bacterial fungal thing going on. Do some research on the internet re demodex mites. This is what I am doing: get some tea tree oil, in the concentrate drop bottle. Wash your bed linens, all of them, and add 10 drops of the tea tree oil to the detergent in the wash. Put some tea tree oil in a spray bottle diluted with water (have heard 50-50, but that is too strong, so have not figured out how many drops and how much water yet) and then spray your mattress (vacuum first is preferable), and sides of the bed with it. I sprayed my pillows (without pillowcases on of course). Move your bed away from the wall and spray around that area too. Eyelash mites DO NOT LIKE TEA TREE OIL. Get Dr. Bonner's Tea Tree soap (or any other brand, but this one is organic) and wash your eyes and whole face with it and then hold a very warm wet washcloth against your eyes for a few minutes. You can actually wash your whole body with it. Use eyelid scrubs afterwards on your eyes to help dislodge the clogging of the eyelid oil glands. Very warm compresses on the eyes help loosen up the clogged up eyelid oil glands, so do this a few times a day when you are symptomatic. Using the tree tea soap may cause your eyelid to burn a little afterwards, but the itch will be gone and it won't burn NEARLY as bad as using undiluted or slightly diluted tea tree oil in concentrate form. Wash your pillowcases every night with tea tree oil drops in detergent. Once your symptoms resolve, you need to be resolute in maintaining a daily regiment of cleansing your eyelids with the tea tree soap and using eyelid scrubs and warm compresses and washing your bedding using tea tree drops in the detergent. Good luck!!!
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  • Hey Hi,Blepharitis may appear as greasy flakes or scales around the base of the eyelashes.Anterior blepharitis is triggered by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharits) or dandruff of the scalp and eyebrows. It can also happen due to a combination of reasons, or less commonly can be the effect of allergies or an infestation of the fake eyelashes.
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