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How do I treat eyelid inflammation?

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First, cleanse your eyes. Here's how:

Next, see a health care provider if the condition doesn't improve. After that, follow up with these tips:

  • Wash hands.
  • With eyes closed, clean your 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.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses until the condition improves.
  • If you seek 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.

From: Eyelid Inflammation Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Blepharitis."

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Blepharitis."

Eyelid Inflammation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Blepharitis."

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Blepharitis."

Eyelid Inflammation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 11, 2018

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