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Eyelid Inflammation Treatment

1. Cleanse Eyes

  • Wash hands.
  • With the person's eyes closed, clean the eyelids with diluted baby shampoo, using a clean cotton ball for each eye.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Repeat this process twice daily.

2. See a Health Care Provider if the Condition Doesn't Improve

3. Follow Up

  • The person should avoid wearing contact lenses until the condition improves.
  • If the person seeks medical help, the health care provider will do an eye exam and may do some tests. Treatment will depend on the cause of inflammation. If infection is the cause, the health care provider will prescribe an antibiotic ointment.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on November 21, 2013

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