Doxycycline for blepharitis

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ive been suffering from blepharitis/internal hordeola for about 9 months now. the condition now is worse than ever, the hordeola have not gone yet and the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva are constanly red, tearing, etc. whatever treatment i try, my eyes become more irritated and inflamed. last treatment consisted of ofloxacin and fluorometholone eyedrops (q6h) for 10 days, along with doxycycline and omega-3 pills for 3 months.
Eye drops (have tried many different ones, Optive seems to be the most effective but) don't seem to help much besides when I wake up with extremely dry eyes sometimes.. have been on doxycycline for 6 weeks, do warm compresses twice daily and sterilid at night for about 3 months so far and lidcare every morning for about a year.
My dad was told he had blepharitis and it wasn't related to the eye exam he received the day prior. He was prescribed doxycycline and instructed to do warm compresses every night. He was also given antibiotic eye drops. After several weeks of these treatments, there was no improvement. He continued to have irritated eyes. The redness is not as dramatic but the white part of the eye still appears pinkish.
The veins that converge to that spot are even MORE red, and my eyelashes are a complete mess, all of them pointing to a different location, so either the baby shampoo is not working for me or im doing something wrong. So, i considered to change the treatment for my blepharitis, because im almost 100% convinced that this is a bacterial infection caused by staph. Why?
That's the reason its also used for acne. There is a new product that is specific for blepharitis but I don't have the details or brand name. None of these cause floaters.
I have been back and fourth to my opthomologist about 3 times with this ongoing stuff for about 2 months. My last trip she prescribed me doxycycline hyclate 20MG for 30 days twice a day a long with making sure I scrub my lids ect. Since I have tried Zylet for a couple of weeks and it had no change. I have never had any of these problems before and I am 27. Does anyone know if this stuff will help or has anyone taken it? It is worse in the mornings and my eyes are bloodshot constantly.
Just wondering if anyone has tried this and if it has worked for them. She told me it can take up to a year for the maximum benifit. Any info appreciated. My eyes don't show any damage yet but would certainly like to find something to knock this out. It really impacts my daily life.She doesn't want to implant the plugs, as in her opinion in a lot of cases they don't work, and are costly.
My husband is 45. He was diagnosed with blepharitis several months ago. He has had treatments from prednisone, to doxycycline, a couple other antibiotics.He has had drops, creams. You name it. Now we are back to square one and treating it as an allergy. He is now starting to have problems with his vision and is very stressed. He is a pilot and this is the worst thing in the world. He started with his Primary, then was sent to an Opthamologist, who has has seen several times.
I'd be very interested in your results re the DEMODEX. I'm a 53 year old woman and I've had blepharitis to one degree or another for several years now (maybe as far back as 2000). It's been worse in the last 2-3 years, but it's never been as bad as it is right now. I didn't usually have much itching before, but it's itching like crazy lately, and the left eyelid is swollen and wrinkly-- maybe puckered is a better word than wrinkly, but I suppose it's a mix of the two.
Blepharitis or granulated eyelids and eyelid margin disease can often have an inflammatory component causing dysfunctional eyelid glands (meibomian glands) that can contribute to a deficient or abnormal tear film. Steroid drops can be useful in the right cases, as well as oral doxycycline, oral flax and fish oil and even restasis, again in the proper cases. Antibiotic drops or ointments and/or lid scrubs can have their place too.
i have chlamydial eyelid infection alongside with blepharitis in my right eye, im not sure which condition came first. Before i got tested for chlamydia, the treatment was eyelid hygiene, warm compresses and short courses of antibiotic-steroid ointment; i never got better, more glands blocked and inflammation instead. Only treatment left is oral antibiotic i guess. I have used doxycycline before but i cant finish the treatment because of gastric side effects and eyelid irritation.
Hagan, thank you for your response. As a follow-up question, I am curious if you could give me any brief insight as to a patch of dry, red skin (almost like a rash) that is directly under my lower eyelid/eyelash. This patch originated quite some time ago (a few months prior to the dry, burning sensation that led me to the ophth. in early March to address the overall issues related to this blepharitis). My ophth.
I was diagnosed with blepharitis several months ago and have used a variety of treatments including hot compresses, baby shampoo scrubs, oral doxycycline...all with limited results. I've recently been prescribed AzaSite 1 drop in each eye b.i.d....I've heard that applying this on the OUTSIDE of the eyelid, at the lash line might provide relief of redness and swelling...any experience here?
I had to stop after the 1st day because i could not stand the burning and irritation, and not only that but its not really a drug for blepharitis, its for pink eye and has been associated with trating blepharitis but only throughtout stages 1 and 2. I went to a great doctor in the city who has now stopped using azasite after receiving tons of complaints from patients and also b/c with his chronic patients he was not seeing any results.
I am being treated for both (bacterial with doxycycline and allergic with Patanol). I have just received word that the results of the culture that she took is negative, but she still wants me to continue to be on doxycycline still (take 100mg 2x/day). My question is: How accurate are cultures for determining bacaterial conjunctivitis? Is it normal for the opthamologist to continue to prescribe this medication?
There is one other thing - demodex follicularis - which are little mites in the eyelash follicles. They can cause terrible blepharitis in some people and the doctor needs to look for that. He may not see them unless he has a 25x magnification slit lamp and knows what to look for.
Hi, I had been taking Doxycycline for 4 months to treat Blepharitis (an eye condition). I noticed the same as you, itchy scalp and dramatic hair loss. Worst of all I suffered extreme oesophageal injury including and ulceration and became incredibly unwell. I stopped taking Doxycycline 1 week ago now and am really hoping that my hair will stop falling out in clumps now and that it will regrow.
46 y.o. RN finally diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome/blepharitis after much doctor hopping. Currently on Tx level 4 of protocol (doxycycline, restasis, punctal plugs lower bilaterally, etc.) My problem is that EVERY ONE I have encountered regarding the following 2 problems is BAFFLED!!! 1. Chronic/persistent orbital edema that DOES NOT decrease/dissipate with warm compresses or any treatment.....it has actually increased over the past year 2.
I have been having recurrent styes for years in one eye. He put me on Oracea (Doxycycline 40mg time released) and I've taken it for 5 days. Late last night I noticed a stye sensation in the same place as usual and see one is forming on the inside of the lower lid. How long does it take for the antibiotic to prevent more styes? Mine stay small and generally clear up in a few days on their own.
I have also been on antibiotics for almost two years for ocular rosacea and blepharitis. First Tetracycline, then Doxycycline and finally, for the last 10 months, minocycline which I know can in rare cases cause some type of liver toxicity. I have stopped the antibiotics and hope that clears up the problem. When or how long should I wait to start to be concerned? Thanks so much.
I've bought 10 tablets of doxycycline for 5 days today. Also I forgot to inform that I have granulation tissue in my eyelid after 2 surgeries. Is that the reason why styes return so often?
44PM I posted a while back with deep eye pain and diagnosis of Blepharitis. Michael Kutryb MD answered. .... (please see post, character limit here exeeded) Doctor's Answer by Michael J Kutryb, MD Sep 04, 2008 10:47AM I'm sorry but with lid margin disease and blepharitis the eyelashes can be very sickly and fall out. I suspect that down the road, if the eyelid problem is improved, then your lashes may make a comeback.
i have chlamydial eyelid infection alongside with blepharitis in my right eye, im not sure which condition came first. Before i got tested for chlamydia, the treatment was eyelid hygiene, warm compresses and short courses of antibiotic-steroid ointment; i never got better, more glands blocked and inflammation instead. Only treatment left is oral antibiotic i guess. I have used doxycycline before but i cant finish the treatment because of gastric side effects and eyelid irritation.
I was advised to take Doxycycline 100 mg bd for two weeks followed by 100 mg once a day for a month - that also did not help.
I have had redness of my right eye for 4 months now went to an ophthamologist at the onset, gave tobradex, seem to clear completely, the recurred also immediately with pain and som photophobia. She prescribed another steriod called lopamax? tapered for 3 weeks, cleared very quickly now says I have clogging of the memobian gland (also lid hygeine and warm compress) pressures are ok, no visual problems, no pain, Still redness. Now she put me on azasite and PO doxycycline. The problem persist.
One was an antihistamine eye drop (began with a P), the other mediciation to treat it if its the bacterial conjunctivitis is doxycycline. When I went home, I researched doxycycline and was surprised to learn that it treats chlaymdia! I am almost positive I don't have this and am wondering why she would prescribe this. Can this treat other type of bacterial conjunctivitis? Thanks!
I checked with an other specialist who diagnosed it as blepharitis and prescribed doxycycline [antibiotic] which started helping but after sometime i started experiencing abdominal pain and immediately stopped taking doxycycline. I went to a GI for the abdominal pain. He claims that irritation in the eyes is not blepharitis but an inflammation caused by the crohns. He recommends me to take cipro to treat the inflammations in my body. Could anyone help me with this matter?
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