Blepharitis treatment and that for conjunctivitis is similar to some extent. The everyday precautions for them are similar, but the difference is in the medication for them. Conjunctivitis is a condition related to the outer membrane of the eye and needs separate medication, whereas blepharitis requires care of the eyelids and eyelashes.
The self-care treatment for both conditions is as follows:
1. Reduce touching the eyes and eyelids without washing your hands, and wash your hands after touching the eyes and eyelids.
3. For Blepharitis, the flaking develops a thick crust on the eyelids, and this won’t allow you to open the eyes after sleeping for some time. Remove the flaking by gently compressing the eyes with a warm compress
followed by step two above, cleaning with a hypochlorous acid eyelid cleanser
Never take medication without a doctor’s prescription, as without proper diagnoses you do not know whether the infection is bacterial or caused by a virus, or if it is due to some allergy... ergo consult a doctor before trying any treatment.
Lastly, to answer your question is blepharitis the same as conjunctivitis?
No, it is not. It must be evident by now these two conditions may seem similar to each other, but there are differences in their location, symptoms, causes, and treatment.