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Clean Lids, Healthy Eyes

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a common eyelid inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, specific types of skin conditions, or dry eyes.

Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation of a foreign body in the eye, tearing and crusting around the eye. It can be problematic to deal with, because it's usually chronic.

You'll be glad to hear that there are numerous options available to deal with blepharitis and guarantee that your eyes stay clean and healthy. Try applying a warm washcloth to the outside of your eye to help loosen the crust on your eyelids and eyelashes prior to cleaning them. The warmth from the compress will also remove any blocked residue in the oil-secreting glands in your eyelids. Initially you when you begin treatment, you might need to do this several times throughout the day for about 5 minutes each time. After that, you can apply the compress for about five minutes each day.

This cleaning process is fundamental to blepharitis treatment, so use a commercial lid cleanser or whatever product your optometrist recommends. Be sure to gently massage your outer eyelids and all residue should be rinsed off after the cleansing process.

Although it may be uncomfortable, blepharitis is not infectious and typically, doesn't cause any enduring harm to your eyesight, so schedule an appointment with your eye care professional about eyelid hygiene, to maintain clean and healthy eyelids.