Sings and Symptoms of Blepharitis

itchy eyelids Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the ocular system, mainly characterized by itchy eyelids, soreness, and redness. If the patient does not follow a proper blepharitis treatment, the condition will heal more slowly (up to 1 month!), and it will be constantly recurring.

When some one is experiencing red eyelids it typically means that they're inflamed.  Of course since there isn't a root cause to symptoms like this, it can be numerous conditions that are playing a part.  However, with all the medical knowledge out there it is a little easier nowadays to get an idea as to what is causing the problem. There's a few primary sources that can lead to these symptoms and have popped up in the doctors office more often in today's age and the number 1 eye slapper is blepharitis.

Besides the medical treatment that the patient needs to undergo there are many natural healing remedies that must be considered such as warm compressions over the eyelids with chamomile or black tea, gentle eyelid scrubs with an antibacterial soap, and dietary changes (a higher intake of omega 3 fatty acid especially).

red eyelidsThese are the main signs and symptoms of the condition:

  • irritated eyes, soreness
  • a constant burning sensation that makes it difficult even to keep your eyes opened
  • swollen eyelids
  • itchy eyelids accompanied by redness of the eyelids
  • light sensitivity- many blepharitis patients have difficulty keeping their eyes open in direct sunshine

Most issues that impact your eyelids usually do not threaten or jeopardize your way of life or eyesight, and red eyelids generally make improvemtns on it's own within a week or in some cases just a few days.

In unusual circumstances, red eyelids or blepharitis could be linked to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening hypersensitive reaction, or orbital cellulitis, a critical infection on the skin near the eyes. Since your eyes and vision are essential to your well being, it is advised that you ensure proper treatment so you should contact your health care provider if you have any eye symptoms that cause you any anxiety.

    Blepharitis treatment
  • the skin gets flaky around the eyes- this is why eyelid scrubbing is so important, in order to eliminate those flakes
  • Sensation of dryness in the eyes- mainly because the lachrymal glands do not work properly, and do not produce enough oily liquid to keep the eyes moistened
  • vision that is sometimes blurred
  • eyelashes that start growing abnormally
  • even loss of eyelashes

In reported cases of blepharitis that were minor it was said that the patients had a slight itching sensation that slowly progressed in some and for others it stayed the same. When it came to the cases where the blepharitis symptoms were severe, this is when the eyelids became very red and irritated, and in some instances it included open sores or skin lesions which unfortunately, are prone to infection, and typically bleed.

The eyelids may even develop into an extremely dark colored spot, giving the sense that the sufferer has obtained black eye. Your skin layer may become scaly and flake like dandruff, or if perhaps an infection occurs, there will probably be a discharge found that will increase the risk for your eyelids to get"stuck".

If left untreated, all these symptoms will get worse. This is why it is important to follow proper treatment regarding blepharitis prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, make sure to follow a rigorous eyelid hygiene, because this way you will be able to fight off the infection much quicker.

Eyelids that are hot to the touch are most likely coming from a bad case of blepharitis.  If it does occur like that then it is suggested to get checked out immediately by a health care professional, preferrably an eye care specialist. A single treatment may be prescribed by a doctor at first and then will send you home to start testing out the medication. In other instances, an ophthalmologist will most likely be all you need, and recuperation is usually fairly fast.

Do a thorough research online and see which are those natural remedies that could help you heal faster. Also, ask your currant doctor to prescribe antibiotic ointment that you can use 2 to 3 times per day in order to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.