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Blepharoconjunctivitis

Treating blepharoconjunctivitis with homoeopathy

Blepharoconjunctivitis is the combination of two ocular conditions, namely blepharitis and conjunctivitis. The first of these two pathologies is a skin infection that results in a chronic inflammation of the eyelid. On the other hand, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. A Blepharoconjunctivitis can have several causes and be of infectious, allergic, irritating or toxic origin. However, this disease occurs mainly due to the proximity of the eyelid’s edge and the eye’s conjunctiva. The Blepharoconjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes, leading to considerable hindrance in the latter case.

Symptoms of blepharoconjunctivitis

Blepharoconjunctivitis first manifests itself by itching and burning sensations in the eye (pruritus). Afterwards, the eyelid becomes inflamed as a result of the formation of an erythema and an oedema on its front part. These eruptions are often accompanied by a reddening of the eye and a sense of abrasion under the eyelid. The eye also became tearful while pus may escape. Finally, small scabs may occur around the eyelashes.

Recommended homoeopathic remedies

Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia is one of the main remedies recommended for the treatment of blepharoconjunctivitis. This treatment helps to relieve the disease’s symptoms, and more particularly the itching responsible for the redness. The recommended dosage in case of blepharoconjunctivitis is 5 granules of Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia 5 CH to be taken every hour as an initial treatment, dropping down to 3 takes a day once the patient’s condition starts to improve. Calcarea Sulfurica is also used for the treatment of blepharoconjunctivitis, thanks to its healing properties in the fields of dermatology and infectious diseases. Used in low dilution (5 CH), one needs to take 5 granules of Calcarea sulfurica three times a day. Apart from these two remedies, Mercurius corrosivus is also suitable for the treatment of blepharoconjunctivitis. The other recommended remedies for the treatment of this pathology are Staphysagria 5 CH, Pulsatilla 5 CH or Argentum nitricum 5 CH, each of which have the same dosage of 5 granules to be taken three times a day, and Graphites 9 CH, of which a dose is to be taken every three days.

When should you consult a doctor?

It is imperative to seek medical attention if the symptoms linked to a blepharoconjunctivitis prevent you from carrying out your daily activities. It is also advisable to seek specialized help when the disease’s symptoms do not improve at all after about ten days. In addition, it is important to know that blepharoconjunctivitis can worsen if it is left untreated.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “blepharoconjunctivitis”

Associated treatments

  • Argentum Nitricum
  • Calcarea Sulfurica
  • Graphites
  • Mercurius Corrosivus
  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Pulsatilla
  • Silicea
  • Staphysagria
  • Sulphur
  • Sulphur Iodatum
  • Thuya Occidentalis
  • Tuberculinum

Good to know: Just like blepharoconjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis is another eye disease that can prove to be very uncomfortable. However, a large number of homoeopathic remedies re able to effectively treat this condition.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.