That's why my eye lid got puffed up. I think I've had this problem for a while. Doc said that's why I get stys so easily as well. My eye doctor actually told me that my eyelash glands were blocked, and that I needed to use warm compresses. But she never used the word "blepharitis" with me. Wish she did, so I would have taken that a bit more seriously.
But he has me using warm compresses 2-3 times a day, and cleaning my eyelid margin with baby shampoo as well.
I asked him if it was Crohn's related. He said it is an inflammatory thing, but says it's also common in "normal" people. So I don't know. Anyone else here deal with this? The eye doc said my eyes were okay (healthy) so hopefully there isn't any damage or anything from having this.
He took blood work, so I'll get that back to see where my sed rates are. But he doesn't think I'm in a flare. My hand that was a bit puffy and hurting is okay now. Think I just hurt it. But I do need to get this blepharitis worked on. He didn't give me any creams or anything for it. Said good hygiene makes a big difference, and something I'll always have to keep up on. Hope that's standard treatment for this.