Substitute of baby-shampoo in curing blepharitis?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Diet Rich, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Diet Rich

    Diet Rich Guest

    Is there any substitute for baby shampoo for lid scrubs in
    blepharitis? I haven't tried it and I wouldn't perhaps be allergic to
    it but I'd have to mix it with water every day maintaining a certain
    ratio (which varies from 1:10 to 1:20, according to different online
    sources) while I'd like to have some liquid always ready.

    Would NaCl solution (saline) be a good enough subsitute? Why is
    *shampoo* used for lid scrubs, after all?

    Please do not offer the special wipes because it's too expensive for
    every day use.

    Diet Rich, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. No, saline won't help. Something soapy is necessary to break up the oils.
    Less oil--less food for bacteria, plus the oils are inflammatory in and of

    Spend the money on the scrubs--you can rip them in two and use each half


    Mike \(Remove X's to reply\), Sep 3, 2003
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