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warm compress and blepharitis

(5 Posts)
mangopudding Fri 07-Oct-11 12:29:36

I know the treatment for blepharitis is strict daily lid hygiene but is warm compress necessary? Thanks for your advice.

mousebacon Sat 08-Oct-11 09:48:42

I suffer from this and it can be quite painful. I've never felt the need for a compress to be honest. If your child is finding it painful i'd give calpol. Keep cleaning the gunk away and if it doesn't clear in a couple of days you can buy chloramphenicol over the counter.

Hope that helps. smile

tink123 Tue 11-Oct-11 21:17:47

DD had really bad bouts of blepharitis. I just use warm water (boiled) and baby shampoo which works wonders. She won't tolerate a warm compress longer than 10 seconds anyway.

tink123 Tue 11-Oct-11 21:18:15

that should be 'has bad bouts'. She is 8 btw

madmomma Tue 25-Oct-11 22:06:24

I found the hot compresses with very dilute babyshampoo soln were what cleared it up the fastest.

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