I have a recurring eye condition and am under treatment for dry eye
. I am diligent with cleaning the lids morning and night and use drops to keep the eyes from getting too dry.
When my stress levels are high - maybe two or three times a year, I will get blepharitus and need to take additional Rx's to treat it. When this flares up I will try to do compresses and start the rx's only after I am sure it is going to need them. I try to be conservative in the treatment so that these rx's will continue to resolve the problem.
Once the eye lid is stuck together in the morning I know I must do my seven day treatment and continue with compresses.
I am wondering if there is anything natural I can use to keep the corners of my eye from getting so itchy and dry. I already take a daily 24 hr allergy pill and as a preventative I take Oracea. That is usually every other day but take it every day when this flares up. I do have an ointment for nighttime CILOXAN and also one I can use just for the cracks that can form at the outside of the lid- FML but use that rarely and it cannot get into the eye.
I have been through this so many times my eye dr just allows me to begin the RX
when I know it is not just going to clear up by itself. She only has me come in when or if that rx regime doesn't clear it up. Usually after one or two days it is pretty drastically improved but I will keep it up the whole 7 days.
Any advice you could add to this treatment will be appreciated greatly.