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Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Have you ever experienced inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, specific sorts of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes.

Common symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the sensation of a foreign body in your eye, tearing and crusting around the eye. The condition can be tricky to manage, because it's usually chronic.

You'll be glad to hear that there are a number of ways to take control of blepharitis and guarantee that your eyes stay clean and healthy. Firstly, apply a warm washcloth to your outer eyelids to help loosen the crust on your eyelids and eyelashes before you begin the washing process. The warmth from the compress will also help dislodge any remaining residue in your eyelids' oil secreting glands. In the first stage of treatment, you will probably need to use the compress several times throughout the day for approximately 5 minutes each time. When things clear up a bit, you may only need to apply the compress once daily for a few minutes.

Cleaning your eyelids is fundamental to blepharitis treatment, so it's best to find a commercial eyelid cleanser or whatever product your optometrist recommends. Make sure to lightly massage your outer eyelids and wash any residue away at the end.

Although it may be uncomfortable, blepharitis is not transmittable and largely, does not cause any permanent damage to your eyesight, so speak to your O. D. about eyelid hygiene, to maintain clean and healthy eyelids.

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