Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids that can cause irritation, redness, itchiness, discharge, and flaking of skin. It is usually caused by excess Staph bacteria on the eyelids but can also be caused by skin conditions such as Rosacea and psoriasis. This condition does not spread from person to person and is treated with antibiotic ointments and lid hygiene. It can become a chronic condition and quite bothersome if not maintained.
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