Posted on Apr 08, 2008 | Comments 0
Did you notice any scaly, swollen skin at the base of your eyelid? Are you experiencing any burning or itching of eyelids?
Reddened eyes associated with burning, itchy and watery eyes are the common symptoms of blepharitis.
It is an eyelid inflammation caused due to infection of bacteria on your eyelids.
Blepharitis, this bacterial infection is usually caused due to excess growth of bacteria on your eyelid [Eye infection]. This bacterium is usually found on the skin and leads to the accumulation of germs and causes irritation of skin on the eyelid. Sometimes, this bacterium can also be developed on your skin due to certain allergies.
Blepharitis is harmful infection for your eyes!
If you have blepharitis, then the risk for the loss of eyelashes and abnormal growth are very high and certain other possible ways in which this common eye condition can cause harm to your eyes can include:
Sty: The result of this possible eyelid inflammation, which usually develops near the root of your eyelash, is certainly a painful lump at the edge of your eyelid or it can also occur inside your eyelid.
Dry eyes: It can cause due to the infections associated with the bacterial inflammation. Blepharitis can interfere the functioning of certain non-oil producing glands in your eyelid and leads toye dry eyes.
Cornea injury: Persistent itchiness and irritation of inflamed eyelids or abnormal growth of eyelashes can be responsible for the development of sores in your cornea and leads to cornea injury.
Essential tips to reduce the infection:
Follow these simple steps which can help you to treat your eyes with this bacterial inflammation.
- Take a clean and soft wash cloth and wet it in a bowel of warm water. Wring this wet wash cloth and try to place it on your eyelids for at least five minutes. This method will be useful for you to remove the oil debris from the eyelid.
- Place the warm, wet soft wash cloth over your index finger and apply a 50% diluted solution of mild soap or baby shampoo on your eyelids to cleanse your eyes.
- Try to rinse your eyelid thoroughly with clean warm water for providing proper cleansing to your eyes.
- In order to prevent blepharitis, always keep your hands and face clean. Try to avoid rubbing of your eyes with dirty or untidy fingers and also remember to remove your entire make up before going to bed.
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