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There is no natural cure for blepharitis, just as there is no traditional cure for it. However, because blepharitis is a chronic condition, people often turn to natural or alternative treatments as a possible solution. Before trying any so-called natural cure for blepharitis, it is important to discuss it with your doctor, including any risks, benefits, and possible side effects.

Is There a Natural Cure for Blepharitis?

There is no cure for blepharitis, natural or otherwise. Blepharitis is a chronic (meaning long-lasting) condition where treatment goals are focused on minimizing blepharitis symptoms and their impact on a person's life.

Alternative Treatment Options for Blepharitis

Because there is no blepharitis cure and blepharitis is a chronic condition, people often turn to alternative treatments as a possible solution. Herbal products, vitamins, or special diets are common natural treatments that people try for blepharitis. Keep in mind that these products will not cure blepharitis. Also, these products can interfere with standard medicines you are already taking.

Natural Cure for Blepharitis: Questions to Ask

Before trying any so-called natural cure for blepharitis or other types of blepharitis alternative treatments, you should discuss its possible benefits and harmful effects with your doctor.
You may want to ask your doctor these questions regarding alternative blepharitis treatment:
  • What benefits can I expect from this approach?
  • What are its risks?
  • Do the expected benefits outweigh the risks?
  • What side effects should I watch for?
  • Will this alternative treatment change the way my standard blepharitis treatment works? Could this be harmful?
  • Will my health insurance pay for this approach?
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