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Painful eyes, itchy with dry lids. Diagnosed as blepharitis, applying lotemax gel. Cause? Is it contagious?

Both my eyes have become painful, itchy with very dry lids. I was told I have Blepharitis and was given Lotemax .5% gel to use 3X/day for 10 days. Also advised to use warm compresses. Is there anything else I can do for this? Will it go away? Could using Latisse have caused the disorder? What are the causes? Is it contagious?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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Hello. Gel you're using on your eyelid only has a component-corticosteroid.
You need a cream/gel with two components-corticosteroid and antibiotic-for the proper treatment.Although sometimes pathology is resistant to treatment, with the cream and warm compresses will resolve.
The causes are diverse and usually is not contagious pathology.
I wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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