Originally Posted by Steerpike
Argh I get mega eye problems cos I have something called Blepharitis and that leads to a LOT of infections.
The best thing I've found is to soak a CLEAN flannel in boiled water (make sure it cools slightly though) and bath it on my eyes for about 5 mins. Then use some antibiotic drops. You can get Optrex Infected Eyes drops in chemists now without a prescription and they're pretty fast at clearing infections up.
Argh....finally someone else with blepharitis! I had it for about 3 months, went back and forth to several doctors & the eye specialist at the hospital & NO-ONE could tell me what was wrong!!
I finally decided to just go to a private eye specialist & they told me pretty much instantly what was wrong. It's been terrible through winter, it keeps flaring up all the time, hopefully seeing as it's spring here now, it'll settle down.
I haven't tried the flannel in boiling water trick...I'll keep it in mind! I use a wheat bag that I heat in the microwave and put on my eyes for a few minutes. Then I clean the lids with those lidcare wipes. I also had a really strong steroid eyedrop which helps clear all the inflammation within a day or two.
God, I wish I didn't have blepharitis, I can't really wear eye makeup anymore, it just makes me eyes go crazy! I miss my liquid eyeliner