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:
- 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.
- 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.