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.
Juice recipes from book are recommended as follows:
- Eczema on page 87
- Skin Problems on page 131
- Infections on page 105
Take 1 capsule daily. Selenium is an anti fungal mineral helping to fight infection and inflammation.
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.
Take 3 capsules daily – Flaxseed is anti inflammatory and very helpful in reducing pain.
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.
Take 2 capsules 3 times daily with food when infection is active. Olive leaf has been traditionally used for its anti-microbial actions and support of the immune system.