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Blephadex lid Wipes

Unlike many store-bought lid wipes, Blephadex offers a patented combination of tea tree oil, coconut oil and a gentle lid cleanser. Results from peer-reviewed studies suggest that Tea Tree oil is anti-bacterial;1,2 anti-fungal;3-7 anti-microbial8 and acaricidal9.

Results from peer-reviewed studies suggest coconut oil is anti-viral;10,11 anti-microbial;11 anti-bacterial;11,12 anti-inflammatory;12,13,14 anti-fungal;12 an analgesic;14 and antipyretic.14 Blephadex can effectively offer relief while removing excessive oils and debris that may cause many symptoms associated with Blepharitis and Demodex. It is also helpful for treating Rosacea of the face.

Blephadex is available as a lid wipe, foam or as a pre prepared debridement applicator.

Contact: Optmed (AUS) 1300 657 720 or (NZ) 09 281 4862

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2 Edwards-Jones V, Buck R, Shawcross SG, et al. The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model. Burns 2004;30:772–7.
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4 Gupta AK, Nicol K, Batra R. Role of antifungal agents in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. Am J Clin Dermatol2004;5:417–22.
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8 Halcon L, Milkus K. Staphylococcus aureus and wounds: a review of tea tree oil as a promising antimicrobial. Am J Infect Control 2004;32:402–8.
9 Walton SF, McKinnon M, Pizzutto S, et al. Acaricidal activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil: in vitro sensitivity of sarcoptes scabiei var hominis to terpinen-4-ol. Arch Dermatol 2004;140:563–6.
10 Oggulu DO, Oni AA, Daini OA, Oloko AO. In vitro antimicrobial peoperties of coconut oil on Candida speies in Ibadan, Nigeria. J Med Food 2007 Jun; 10(2): 384-7
11 Sheshala R, Ying LT, Hui LS, Barua A, Dua K. Development and anti-microbial potential of topical formulations containing Cocos nucifera Linn. Antiinflamm Antiallergy Agents Med Chem. 2013 Jul 10;12(3):253-64
12 Verallo-Rowell VM, Dillague KM, Sya-Tjundawan BS. Novel antibacterial and emollient effects of coconut and virgin olive oils in adult atopic dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2008 Nov-Dec;19(6):308-15.
13 Evangelista MT1, Abad-Casintahan F, Lopez-Villafuerte L. The effect of topical virgin coconut oil on SCORAD index, transepidermal water loss, and skin capacitance in mild to moderate pediatric atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Jan;53(1):100-8. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12339. Epub 2013 Dec 10.
14 Intahphuak S, Khonsung P, Panthong A. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities of virgin coconut oil. Pharm Biol. 2010 Feb;48(2):151-7. doi: 10.3109/13880200903062614.
Ingredients: Aqua, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Glycerol, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, DMDM Hydantoin, Lauryl Glucoside, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil