Blepharitis is an inflammation and/or infection of the eyelids and eyelash follicles, causing redness, itchiness and scaling of the lid margins.
What causes blepharitis?
It is frequently associated with a fungal dermatitis of the eyebrows and scalp (dandruff). Sometimes it may be a form of eczema or dermatitis. If blepharitis becomes chronic it can lead to loss or ingrowing of the eyelashes, and secondary bacterial infection may occur.
Treatment and general recommendations
- Treat any scalp dandruff.
- Bathe the eyes with a sea salt solution to remove any scales from the lashes.
- Remove any ingrowing eyelashes.
Follow the Skin Healing Juice recipe from my book "Raw Juices Can Save Your Life".
Skin Healing Juice
- 1 carrot
- 1 red apple - skin on
- 1/4 beetroot and tops
- 2 sticks celery and tops
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 spinach or dandelion leaves
- 1 grapefruit or orange (retain as much white pith as possible)
- Wash, trim and chop and process in juicer. Can dilute with water or cold lemon and honey tea.
Recommended supplements for blepharitis
Take 1 capsule daily. Selenium is an anti fungal mineral helping to fight infection and inflammation.
- MSM Plus Vitamin C
Take 1/2 teaspoon twice daily in water or juice - MSM (organic sulfur) is vital for healthy skin and softening scar tissue. It is essential in maintaining and improving normal immune system function and controlling the inflammatory process.
- Livatone Plus Capsules or Powder
Take 1 teaspoon of powder twice daily in juices or 2 capsules daily with meals. In all eye conditions it is important to improve the liver function. The state of your liver is often reflected in the appearance of your eyes and the eyelids.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.