What is Blepharitis

Blepharitis means swollen eyelids.

Follow these instructions at home:

Pay attention to any changes in how you look or feel. Follow these instructions to help with your condition:

Keeping Clean

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Wash your eyelids with warm water, or wash them with warm water that is mixed with little bit of baby shampoo. Do this 2 or more times per day.
  • Wash your face and eyebrows at least once a day.

Use a clean towel each time you dry your eyelids. Do notuse the towel to clean or dry other areas of your body. Do notshare your towel with anyone.

General instructions

  • Avoidwearing makeup until you get better. Do notshare makeup with anyone.
  • Avoidrubbing your eyes.
  • Put a warm compress on your eyes 2 times per day for 10 minutes at a time or as told by your doctor.
  • If you were told to use an medicated cream or eye drops, use the medicine as told by your doctor. Do notstop using the medicine even if you feel better.
  • Keep all follow-up visits as told by your doctor. This is important.

Contact a doctor if:

  • Your eyelids feel hot.
  • You have blisters on your eyelids.
  • You have a rash on your eyelids.
  • The swelling does not go away in 2–4 days.
  • The swelling gets worse.

Get help right away if:

  • You have pain that gets worse.
  • You have pain that spreads to other parts of your face.
  • You have redness that gets worse.
  • You have redness that spreads to other parts of your face.
  • Your vision changes.
  • You have pain when you look at lights or things that move.
  • You have a fever.

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