Blepharitis is one of the most common things a lot of people experience when it comes to their eyes. One in every twenty of us experience this condition which causes our eyelids and eyes to be sore, itchy, turn a red colour and often stick together. This is a really uncomfortable situation and is not a nice thing to wake up to in the morning. For kids, it is quite traumatic when they wake up and are unable to open their eyes. The symptoms can sometimes be managed at home, but if the problem becomes unmanageable, then you really should go to see your doctor or optometrist.
This condition can happen at any age, but generally it occurs mostly in people over forty years of age. Kids do get it and so it would be good to have some tips to manage it, if it were to happen to you or a family member. Here are a few ways on how to treat blepharitis so you can manage this condition and it help with the soreness, the redness and the irritation.
- Clean The Eyelid Regularly – I know it may seem like common sense, but it is the fastest and easiest way to treat this condition. We generally let our eyes take care of themselves, but sometimes it is good to do something that will keep blepharitis away for good. It actually should be something you do everyday like brushing your teeth. You would never overlook your teeth, so why would you overlook your eyes. Regular daily cleaning will help if you already have the condition and will also prevent it from happening in the first place.
- Take a Hot Shower – Not only do hot showers make us feel better, but they are a great way to clean away the crusty leftovers in and around your eyes. It’s easy to do, you just face up to the shower and then let all that clear, warm water wash away the nastiness. The shower will also offer relief from the itchiness, the stinging and the overall irritation. For added assistance, put a warm face towel over your eyes once you have had your shower. Be sure to throw it in the laundry when you are finished.
- Use Tea Tree Oil – This natural oil has been known to help with blepharitis because of its antimicrobial and inflammatory makeup and it is completely natural. It has been used for many years and is available in most pharmacies and health food shops. Just mix a drop of it with some vegetable oil and use the mixture on the surface of your eyelids. Using a cotton bud is advisable to apply it and you will find that it helps with the itchiness and the redness. It gives a fantastic cooling sensation to an otherwise inflamed area, and your discomfort will quickly disappear.
Blepharitis is a common complaint, but this doesn’t mean that it has to happen to you. If you take the above precautionary advice and take care of the area around your eyes, then hopefully you won’t have to experience this uncomfortable condition.