Natural Cures for Blepharitis

Sea Buckthorn Oil

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Posted by Mary Beth (Fl) on 07/13/2020

For Blepharitis, I've had great success treating the cause rather than the symptoms by taking Omega 7 and fish oil daily. The Omega 7 is Sea Buckhthorn with Omega 3 and 7.

Replied by Mism
(New York)

Sea buckthorn oil is slightly effective for mite caused Blepharitis. Diluted essential oil tea tree most effective.

Sea Salt and Coconut Oil

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Posted by Rosalind (Manila, Philippines) on 07/29/2014

I have suffered from blepharitis on and off since 2007 and it has been such a pain. Red, teary eyes, itchin' like a b*tch. This last bout has been the worst.

I'd been thinking about real, natural salt without additives being a great cure-all, and I wanted to try this on my condition. At this point, I was willing to try anything.

I dissolved a teaspoon of Sea Salt in a cup of lukewarm distilled water, and used this as an eye bath. At first, I did it 3 times a day. After about 5 days, I reduced that to twice a day, and then after several more days I noticed I'd forgotten to do the eye bath in the morning. My eyes were 90% itch-, redness-, and tear-free! The eye bath burns a little, but not bad. It's just like swimming in the ocean. ;)

This morning I did the eye bath again 'cause I felt some itching, and it quickly made it go away. By the way, this is important: after the salt water eye bath, I let my eyes dry for a few minutes and then apply VIRGIN COCONUT OIL to my upper and lower inner eyelids. I simply dip a Q-tip in the coconut oil, let the excess drip, and swab my lids gently. I only use 1 Q-tip for both eyes (one end per eye). It makes your vision blurred for about 15 minutes, and then you see clearly again.

As a side effect, I also found that my eyelashes had become freakishly long! I believe it's the coconut oil that's responsible for this.

At present, I would say my blepharitis is under control with the salt water eye bath and coconut oil method. Try it--it might work for you!

Replied by Lilac
(Northern Usa)

Beautiful. Thank you for posting this. The salt water makes sense, since blepharitis is caused by bacteria, and salt kills bacteria. I think WARM salt water would be best, since the heat helps the circulation, and that helps get rid of infections too, and warmth is known to help blepharitis. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to rinse off the salt water with plain distilled water after the treatment. I don't know...I'll try both ways. I'll use Celtic salt, which is really high quality. Regarding your long lashes, it may be from controlling the bacteria. My eye doctor told me my eye lashes have fallen out as a result of my blepharitis. You used your creativity. Bravo. I'm going to try it.

Replied by Rosalind
(Manila, Philippines)

Thanks, Lilac! You can rinse after the eye bath if you like. For me it was just more effective without rinsing. This morning there was a little bit of itching again and in the rush of getting my kids ready for school, I forgot to do the eye bath. No problem! I'll do it after I drop them off. The itching has subsided anyway, and I'm so happy I've got this thing managed.

Replied by Anna
(Dayton, Oh)

Brilliant, the salt-method. My eyes were flaring up badly today and nothing really helped to relieve the stinging and redness around my eyes. Since I always get rid of throat pain by deep gurgling with a sea salt solution, your suggestion made perfect sense to me. It made me actually want to swim in the ocean. Maybe beach vacations are the super cure for Blepharitis and the soul :)

I soaked two cotton balls in the warm solution and carefully cleaned the entire eye area. Then I soaked two new cotton balls, squeezed the excess water out a bit and laid down for ten minutes. It faintly tingled. No rinsing afterwards, but a generous application of organic Manuka Honey cream to moisturize.

Since this is the first time doing it, I can't vow for future results, just yet. My eyelids are still bright red and swollen, but finally there is no stinging or discomfort anymore right after the treatment.

Let me continue this for a few days and see if the redness and swelling will go down. Not to be in pain right now is a very welcome change. Of course, I hope the salt/Manuka routine will eventually transform me into my normal self.

Shea Butter

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Posted by Candice (Mesquite, Texas) on 09/19/2014

I am the same Candice that commented on the baby shampoo/lotion cure for blepharitis a couple of years ago. I wish that I could say it was still a success, but sadly its not. A few months ago, out of the blue - an annoying little scaly patch revealed itself on one of my eyelids. I was in total shock! Of course, no amount of commercial moisturizers or cleansers could help my problem. For some reason, the baby products had run their course. I also suffer from eczema behind and around my ears. In an attempt to heal these two conditions and just be a healthier me - I eliminated all unnatural beauty and skin health products out of my routine.

I began using the oil cleansing method (look it up - it's awesome) to wash my face at night. I have a few different mixtures that I use. Mostly my cleansers are comprised of 20% cold-pressed castor oil to 80% other oil (I interchange almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, etc). Contrary to what you may think, this really cleanses the face well (the blackheads on my nose are no longer visible to me), but it didn't do anything for my blepharitis.

I then began experimenting with different moisturizers to use after oil-cleansing my face. I started with one type of oil like coconut or olive and while they were good for my overall facial skin - they weren't healing my dry patch which by this point had actually extended into the corner of my eye and was causing a painful little split in my skin (not fun! ). Then one day a friend gave me a moisturizer that she had made. She had whipped together (literally, in a bowl with a mixer) shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil. The texture of this stuff is AMAZING. I actually even use it as my oil cleanser sometimes. For the first time I could tell that although the patch wasn't healing - it was being soothed. This was the first time I've ever used shea butter and because I'm insanely inquisitive - I decided to do some research. I found tons of info where people vouched that shea really helped many of their flaky, irritated, dry skin issues. I decided to give it a try and I am so glad that I did!! I got online and ordered 100% unrefined organic shea butter; grade A; ivory color. I was able to get 1 pound (16 ounces) of the stuff for $15.99 (and I got a free ebook with body butter recipes which is handy trying to go all natural). I began using the shea butter immediately. I didn't mix or whip it with anything else - just the pure shea! I used a spoon to scrape some off of the block (mine came in a 1lb bar) and then I rubbed it between my forefinger and thumb for a minute just to make it more malleable, then I massaged it into the scaly spot on my eyelid and all around my eye. I did this several times throughout the day. By the 4th day of my new routine with the shea - my blepharitis is gone again!!! The sore crack in the corner of my eye is completely healed and my eyelid looks normal again! I am so happy to have found something that works again and I hope this helps someone else find relief as well.

Replied by Prioris

I just submitted a post on something called Palmitoleic Acid (Omega 7) under the Dry Eye. It could help blepharitis.

Steam Room

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Posted by Jg (Pa) on 11/18/2018

I've suffered with this miserable condition for over 9 months that seemed to get worse and worse. My lids were inflamed and it was to the point where I had a hard time opening my eyes in the morning they were so dry. So, I had read about these steam googles they sell for a million bucks (exaggeration, but they are expensive) and decided, "What the heck, I'll try the YMCA steam room).

I went in for about 10-15 minutes. I hydrated well beforehand, and it initially felt weird, then burning. I carried on. I left, hopped in the warm showers, and just rinsed my face and eyelids with warm water and rubbed over it a bit with my fingers - no shampoo, not excessive rubbing, and just water. My eyelids looked *terrible.* I thought I had made a huge mistake.

I took 2 aleve when I got home and probably for two days...but noticed that once the swelling and redness went down, (maybe two days) my eyes were producing their own tears again. They looked terrible for a while...but whatever that gunk that clogged my glands were, seemed to be melted. I still use cliradex wipes once a day...but this was the thing that seemed to make the most difference.

I've tried those beaded eye masks, and a million things. I was so desperate. This really helped me so I thought I would share.

I only did it once. I now don't use drops at all, and put some organic olive oil on my lashes at night, but that's it.

Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Tania (Perth, Western Australia) on 11/13/2019

Washing along the eye lid with Tea Tree soap twice a day is making a world of difference for me. Have tried numerous other remedies over the years without success and have ended up with complications of ingrowing eye lashes etc. Now four weeks into this regime starting to turn things around at last, and dry eye symptoms improving too. There are a couple of studies out there now confirming this method especially for Ocular Rosacea sufferers.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Billi (Toronto) on 06/12/2016

Blepharitis - Tea tree oil - Inhale steam

Last winter had a cold + sinusitis which, among others, battled by inhaling steam - few drops of essential oils in pot of boiling water. As I was alternating nose and mouth opening over pot briefly under the towel, happened to move over and cover eye lids as well (with eyes closed). Having eye infection frequently (must be related to contact lenses solution), I noticed this time eye infection got cleared without using any creams or eye drops. Itching stopped almost instantly after first steam - inhale session.

Steam with few drops of tea tree oil also seem easier to apply, compared to poultice or oil mixture.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Narendra (Ontario) on 11/11/2015

I felt I must add my experience since this site has help me. I use tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil and it has help me tremendously for blepharitis.

I must also mention for blepharitis, mix a cup of boiled water with one half teaspoon of baking soda. Clean eyelids with solution when cool using q- tips. Also, for dry eyes, drink flax seed oil, omega 3 and primrose oil. Primrose oil has GLA which help the oil gland produce the lipid that prevent evaporation of the tears

To keep the bad bacteria away, strengthen the immune system. Use anti inflammatory once a day. This is found at most health store. Use probiotics to help balance the gut flora and get rid of the bad bacteria, otherwise, blepharitis returns.

This approach has work for me. I hope everyone recovers from this terrible infection.

Replied by Linda
(Massachusetts, Usa)

How much oil do you "drink"? Do you mix it with something?

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Cured (Ireland) on 12/26/2014

So to start off I was using my computer a lot and my eyes became itchy and progressed to being very bloodshot. I had no idea what it was and after trying to clean my eyes every day for a few months with the condition worsening and getting a little better sometimes I went to the doctor. By this point it was very bad and I was prescribed an anti-biotic. The first anti-biotic did nothing and the eye drops didn't help either so I went to a specialist where I was finally told it was blepharitis. I was given Maxitrol which is an anti-biotic which slightly helped but made me extremely sick for about 2 weeks and eventually didn't cure me either. The specialist told me to apply sodium bicarbonate (mixed with water) to my eyelids every day also which I did and continued to do and I must say it does help a bit.

But the biggest problem I had was my eyes were dry still and would return to being very bloodshot if I was looking at any screen. 6 months after I first felt symptoms I found this site and say the suggestion of tea tree oil and decided to try it. Massive success..! It can sometimes sting but its been 5 days since I started applying it and I don't even need to put it on eyes lubricate again don't itch when looking at screens. After 6 months I was desperate and I'm really glad I tried:)

Replied by Sam
(Miami, FL)

Eyes and liver are connected.


You're right. I started taking DHM for liver health about a year ago and it absolutely has a big effect on the amount of goop and crusts that my blepharitis causes. I take it before bed, and even forgetting it once I can tell.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Snazzy (London) on 11/01/2014

I am writing enthusiastically endorse the tea tree oil treatment -- it seemed to have worked overnight! This is only the second time I have ever had belpharitis and this treatment worked much faster than the antibiotic I used the first time.

The first time I got blepharitis, I went to the doctor and got an antibiotic ointment perscription. It took almost a full month for the ointment to work and for the irritation to go completely away. Because I am not in my home country (I am American), I did not want to have to go to the doctor again. In part, I also wanted an alternative way to deal with this because I did not want to have to deal with the uncertainty for an entire month again - it took so long before!!!

So, I searched, found this forum, and saw the tea tree oil cure. I happened to have it at home, so I decided it would be easy enough to try out.

I mixed, in a bowl, in two drops of tea tree oil and about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I then stirred the mixture with a q-tip for about 10 seconds and rubbed some on my eye before bed. Overnight it became much better.

I continued to apply the mixture about 3 times a day for about 3 days just to be safe. It has now been another four days since I stopped applying the treatment, and the symptoms have not returned. I am so freakin' happy! Maybe what I had was not serious and would have gone away on its own, but really it felt exactly like the symptoms I had two years ago (which lasted for a whole month even with a perscription).

So, if you have these symptoms I really suggest trying out the tea tree oil treatment out! From what I can tell, it saved me a lot of time, pain, and anxiety. I hope it works for you too!

Replied by Aida

Hi Snazzy,

I have been struggling with it for a while and it seems that as much as I wash my eyes with Ocusoft and do warm compresses my eyes are not getting any better. Actually, I think it's getting worse. And, it's worst in my left eye :( I have noticeable eyelid inflammation. I read your comments and was wondering if you think it will help bring the inflammation down?

P.S. I have seen an optometrist twice and all they keep saying is that its chronic and to keep up the warm compresses, lid scrub, and the fish oils. During my last visit, they recommended using an antibiotic a few days a month. I am not convinced that it will be enough to deal with the chronic inflammation.

Replied by Toni
(New Jersey)

I'm struggling, did the entire doxycline maxitrol thing. How do I put the tea tree oil on? Not to get in my eyes. I did that one time. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Replied by Mark
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
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With difficulty!!

I ended up doing one eye at a time, placed 2 drops tea tree to cotton bud, 1 drop to wet the cotton and 1 drop to make wet.

1st I used a tincture / homopathy solution using Euphrasia of mother tincture (also called eyebright), few drops in boiled but cooled water, using cotton pads to wash eyes and lashes, softening any crust build up...I also added a couple drops of marigold tincture to the wash, both worked well but looking at bottles I have there is no marigold left but just under half bottle of eyebright, so I used marigold more than eyebright. Eyebright tho as the name suggests is the Eye healing herbal tincture, choice is yours.

Trust me do not pick it off dry, wosens and spreads creating lashes to thin and scar eyelids!!

Once crust buildup removed and lashes washed, leave to dry naturally, else tea tree will run into eyes.

Take cotton bud, close eye to treat making sure it stays shut then wipe the bud across ends of lashes and then further down lash,

i wouldnt wipe the base of lashes as extremely painful stinging of the eye if tea tree gets in. Keep eye shut for 5 or so mins (pain in ass but unavoidable if treatment to work)

Then repeat with the other eye if needs be.

You have to keep at it everyday and for a couple months to make sure alls well. I did this up to 3x a day as went on too long causing loose of lashes and chunks of skin scarring from dry picking it - b4 I knew proper way.

Mine is almost cleared now, so perservere with tea tree, if gets in eyes and u cannot bare the stinging rinse and flush with cold water and dab dry, it eases off, then try again.

only 1 doctor I came across said that his patients came in, he laid them on the table and cleaned the eyes, then he used a tiny brush to coat the lash with tea tree, then the nurse took over, he kept his patients on the table for 10 mins to let the oil take effect and they offered ways to keep the eye shut once painted, cant remeber what tho.

So maybe if you teach someone how to apply the oil for you while u lay on yr back lessoning the oil entering eye.

the eyebright and marigold tinctures I got from a health food shop that caters a selection of meds.

produced by

A.Nelson & Co LTD / 5ml bottle of:

1. Euphrasia of mother tincture.

2. Calendula of mother tincture (marigold)

It's a strong solution that only requires 1 - 2 drops in cup of water.

Hope that helps


Replied by Gina

Hi, can I reuse the ingredients over again or do I I have to make them fresh every day? Thank you. I'm going to try this. I'm going crazy, my eyes are so bad I have a prescription that cost $600 and it didn't work.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Charlotte (Brooklyn, Ny) on 10/24/2013

I tried a million different treatments for blepharitis and dry eye for many months and this was a real b-----. I tried warm compresses, tea bags, supplements, still more misery. But here is something that worked for me. I did some research and found out about "Demodex mites" that infest the eyelashes ( I know it's gross but you can look it up and see if it matches your symptoms). The remedy for these is tea tree oil. Of course it would hurt like hell if you put it on your eyes "straight" but bc I don't like to use petroleum products (for ecology reasons, but especially near my eyes) I got some Waxelene and put one drop of tea tree in a bit of it, then applied it to my lid margins with a wet q-tip. It stung a little, but actually when the proportions were right produced a kind of warm pleasant relief. Did my eyebrows too, and also as recommended I started washing my hair with tea tree oil infused shampoo every day too. Also wash your face with a tea tree soap ( I just put a few drops in Dr. Bronners eucalyptus liquid castille soap.) Kept doing this procdure, no warm compresses, nothing else. Voila--much relief!

Replied by Beaner
(United States)

Honey works for me.

Replied by Rita

I have blepharitis both eyes for one year now. I also have the crawling feeling. I read a lot about demodex blepharitis after nothing seems to help. I tried Cliradex (expensive) wipes which helped me as they contain tea tree oil which erradicates mites. Lately I tried a new product called Frex Clean-T, which also contains tea tree oil and calendula. Works really great, and for 1/4 the price of cliradex. My blepharitis is under control now, thank god.

Tea Tree Oil, Baby Shampoo

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 03/14/2023

Tea Tree Oil/Baby Shampoo Lid Scrub Instructions for Blepharitis

I made this for my Aunt (86) to treat her blepharitis and got great results. I have also used pine turpentine gum spirits (Diamond G Brand) diluted down to 1% on myself with good results too.

You will need:

  • Tea tree oil (USP grade)
  • Baby shampoo (hypoallergenic, no tears)
  • Travel-size bottle


* Rinse and clean travel-size bottle

* Insert 1 part tea tree oil to 3 parts baby shampoo

* Gently shake the bottle to blend the oil and shampoo

* Scrub affected eyelid margins for 20 seconds

* Rinse eyelids with warm water. Please ensure the treatment is completely rinsed from lids

* Repeat treatment every day (I do it in the shower) for the next 30 days for good results.

Turpentine Baths

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 02/08/2022

I have struggled with Blepharitis for years. Did the doctor's tour and they were no help, just wanted more $$, eye drops that don't work, another test… Tea tree oil helped but no lasting effects. Recently, I have been taking Turpentine “white” baths as promoted by Dr. Zalmanovn around 1904 for cardiovascular problems. Turpentine baths were used by “Russian” grandmothers for the treatment of joints, bronchitis, and many other diseases.

I am 21 days into the bath regiment (of a total of 30 days this round) when at about the 10th day I noticed I was not having eye issues anymore.

The symptoms I was having were; watery-red eyes, itchy eyelids, crusty eyelids upon waking up, sensitivity to light, blurry vision at times.

The only thing I can think of that is helping clear my eyes is when I'm taking the white bath, I am submerging my head down into the water and placing a soaked washcloth from the bath waters across my eyes and forehead. I do this for the entire 20-minute setting.

Since pure gum turpentine is an exceptional broadband anti-pathogen, anti-microbial, anti-parasite, fungicide. It makes sense that it would work. I just never made the connection to use it as a compress over my eyes. I am making my own homemade white baths using (Humco Brand - Pure Gum Resin Turpentine).

Replied by Javier
(San Antonio, Tx.)

Rob, how many cups of Turpentine for white” baths as promoted by Dr. Zalmanovn around 1904. I would also like to make treatment for the eyes but I'm not sure if you are using the same tub of water with turpentine or making a new formula for eye problems.

Thank You.

I hope to hear from you soon.


@ Javier... Cups? Try drops! The first time I tried this, it felt like someone poured gasoline on me and lit me on fire! Unless your skin is made of leather, it will probably do the same to you. Good news is, you will get used to it.

Making your own white turpentine bath

source recipe:

This white emulsion contains high quality essential oil of pine resin, along with salicylic acid, natural camphor and soap. It is used for bathing, which activate and clean the capillaries through their contractions and pulsations, is to open the obstructed capillaries. This increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and leads to an increased removal of waste products. White emulsion does not increase body temperature.

White turpentine baths ingredients:

  • Composition of the emulsion:
  • turpentine/gum balsam 0.5 liter
  • water 0.5 liter
  • salicylic acid or willow bark extract 3 gram/ml
  • baby soap 30 gram/ml
  • camphor alcohol 20ml

White turpentine mixture. To prepare 1 liter of the mixture, you will need: distilled water 550 ml, salicylic acid 3 g, camphor alcohol 20 ml, gum turpentine 500 ml and baby soap 30 g, which must be finely chopped. Method of preparation: pour distilled water into an enamel bowl and put on fire. After boiling water, add salicylic acid and planed baby soap. Stirring with a glass rod, cook for about 15 minutes, over low heat - until the soap dissolves. Remove the dishes from the fire and pour in the gum turpentine. Then, mix and add camphor alcohol. The resulting mixture, pour into a glass dish made of tinted glass. The finished mixture looks like curdled milk. During storage, it may separate into 2-3 layers - therefore, it must be shaken before use. Store the mixture in a dark place and at room temperature - so it can be stored for up to 1 year.


My Small Batch Formula

Fill the bathtub up with enuff water so you can submerge your head down into it while bathing.

Bathtub temp MUST be at 100 degrees F.

While the tub is filling up. Take a clean empty soda bottle and add the following:

  • 20 drops Pine resin turpentine. Increase drops as you can tolerate up to 60 drops.
  • 1 - 325mg aspirin for the salicylic acid (it will dissolve in water)
  • 20 drops baby shampoo
  • 20 drops camphor oil

Now fill the bottle halfway up with water, cap, and shake til uniformed.

Now add this to your bathwater. Soak and enjoy. Unless you have a way to re-heat the water in the tub, you will have to refill tub with a new batch.



I've been reading a medical book about blepharitis called TR. Awf. OPHTH. Soc., vol. 65, published in 1967 DEMODEX FOLLICULORUM BLEPHARITIS

After reading this doctor's research, I am thoroughly GROSSED OUT. To put it blatantly, microscopic worms/parasites are burrowing into your eye lid glands to feed. They over populate and cause the symptoms your doctor casually calls “dry eye”. No… It's a worm!

The author, Tullos 0. Coston, M.D. states:

The fastest and most direct method for killing demodex mites is for the ophthalmologist to apply one of the following diluted solutions to the lid margins as described in the discussion on detection. After five or ten minutes, applied again, destroying the emerging mites. Actually many agents would kill the partially exposed organisms instantly (turpentine, D.M.S.O., benzine, acetone, chloroform, camphor, ethyl acetate, iodine, spirits of ammonia, to name only a few). The above treatment should be repeated weekly for three weeks, together with cotton applicator cleansing twice daily. From the book – TR. Awf. OPHTH. Soc., vol. 65,1967 page 388.

Understanding this doctor's research, I now understand why the turpentine baths with eye compress were working so well. To successfully treat blepharitis, you must wash your face and especially the eye's with soap and water daily and the treatment MUST BE DONE for 4 – 8 weeks, depending on severity. This interrupts the life cycle of the mites/worms/parasites. I first chose turpentine because you can obtain it off the shelf or online for a few dollars as opposed to a doctor's visit and them not really doing anything for me.

Now, I realize why my grandmother had a turpentine soap bar at home. I've been using tea tree oil soap on my face and eyes in an attempt to prevent a relapse of blepharitis. So far it's working.

Now… The #1 reason for Blepharitis?

According to the author, A frequent common denominator in appreciable Deilodex infestation is the failure to use soap on the face; so an essential step in treatment is careful face washing with soap. In my experience, 30 percent of patients with lid demodeces used no soap on the face, while only 6 per cent of those without demodeces avoided soap. The mite dearly likes grease (the oil sebum in your pores, that is it's food) and the use of facial creams and no soap promote its welfare. Cited by Ayers, S. Jr., Pityriasis folliculorum (Demodex), Arch. Dermat. u. Syph., 21:19-24,1930; Demodectic eruptions (demodicidosis) in the human, Arch. Dermat., 83: 816,1961

TIIE VICIOUS CIRCLE use of cosmetic creams for "cleansing" and avoidance of soap and water ("My face is so dry")

which leads to:

favors the growth of the Demodex (it normally lives on sebum)

this leads to:

which results in follicular scaling and plugging, sensations of itching or burning and feeling of roughniess

this leads to:

which causes the patient and her cosmetic counselor to conclude that her skin is too dry, to tolerate soap

which leads to further… My face is so dry

You have now laid the groundwork for a demodex mite infestation….

The Babylonians were the one ones who invented soap at 2800 B.C. In ancient Egypt, a medical document called the Ebers Papyrus described a recipe including animal and vegetable fats and alkaline salts from wood ash were used for washing the body to rid it of parasites on the skin. The understanding of soap's benefits to fight infection and promote healing grew through several events of the 19th and 20th Centuries. During the Crimean War in the 1850s, Florence Nightingale, credited with the evolution of modern nursing, stressed the importance of washing hands with soap to prevent the spread of cholera.

Now get up from your computer and go wash your face and eyes with soap and water.


Hi Rob in Kentucky, thanks so much for sharing this. I really appreciate it. I'm going to tell my sons this so they don't keep “forgetting” to wash their faces with soap!

Warm Compress

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Posted by Chzzmonkee (Columbus, Oh) on 10/11/2018

I have found the wet towel compress to be a very troublesome procedure. Try this regimen twice a day for BLEPHARITIS LID MARGIN DISEASE

Warm Compresses Twice A Day

1. Use a Small, Microwavable, Hot/Cold Reusable Compress (A Walmart Equate brand compress measures 11” by 5” and costs about $6.00)

2. Microwave the compress at High for 50 seconds (1400 watt microwave) (adjust as comfortable/necessary)

3. Take one sheet of a paper towel and fold it in half and then fold it into thirds to achieve a paper ‘bandage' of 10” by 2”

4. Run water (warm or cold) over the paper ‘bandage' to saturate it

5. Squeeze the excess water out of the paper ‘bandage'

6. Set you alarm (cell phone or kitchen timer) for 5 minutes

7. Lean your head back in a chair or sofa

8. Place the wet compress over your eyes

9. Place small compress on top of the wet bandage (lightly press the compress into the bandage to make better contact with your eyes))

10. Turn off alarm and use your fingers to hold the ends of the bandage and gently ‘massage' (for 10 to 15 seconds) the bandage from the corners of your eyes towards your nose for 10 to 15 seconds to help squeeze oil out of the eyelid glands

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