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Question:
Can testosterone cream be an effective agent against blepharitis if applied to the eyelids?

Answer:
The simple answer is "no." The more extensive answer is that, in certain forms of blepharitis, there may be some minor improvement, but probably not much more than you would get from using any kind of ointment and not as much improvement as you would probably get from treatment by an ophthalmologist or Eye M.D. Furthermore, such treatment might be dangerous to your skin or to your eye. I would not advise it.

Answered by: Ivan Schwab, MD Dr. Ivan Schwab

Categories: Eye Conditions

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