Understanding Blepharitis Causes and Treatment with Base Labs Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid Cleanser
Blepharitis is a frequent inflammation of the eyelids caused by a variety of factors. Because it just affects the edges of your eyelids, it is also known as lid border disease. It can happen when certain skin conditions cause irritation, or when bacteria causes infection, or a combination of the two.
Are there different types of blepharitis?
Blepharitis is defined by its location on your lids.
Two types exist:
Anterior blepharitis: occurs when the front outside of the eyelid, where the eyelashes emerge, becomes red and swollen.
Posterior blepharitis: This occurs when the oil (meibomian) glands in the moist underside of the eyelid produce oil erratically.
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
Blepharitis can cause itchy eyelids that are red, puffy, and scaly. The eyelid surface becomes inflamed and crusts form as the scales become coarser, which may cause your lids to cling together. You can wake up with a crust on your eyelashes and eyelid edges that is heavier than the "sleep" you're used to seeing. Instead of being clear or white, the eye discharge may be yellow or green. If the crust gets into your eye, you may experience a "something in your eye" sensation or your eye may feel gritty.
Can I treat my blepharitis at home?
Avoid eye makeup. To lessen irritation, you may want to avoid eye makeup until the infection is under control.
Use warm compresses. Take a clean wash cloth and wet it with very warm water. Wring out excess water and place it over your eyelids and repeat as necessary to keep the cloth temperature constant. Eventually, the crusts will dampen and oily debris will be easier to wipe away.
Clean the eyelids. While this may lead to more laundry to do, use a new clean cloth to wash each eyelid. This will help lessen any bacteria spread from one eye to the other.
Blepharitis can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, but there are effective treatment options available. This article explores the various causes of blepharitis and introduces Base Labs Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid Cleanser, a safe and effective cleanser that can help manage symptoms and promote healthy eyelid hygiene.