Scratchy, itchy eyelids ????

  • Posted on: Aug 8 2013
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Are you one who suffers from red and itchy, inflamed eyelids? If your eyes are itching that doesn’t always mean you have allergies! One of the main causes today for red, irritated, itchy eyelids is Blepharitis. Blepharitis is an eyelid condition that causes itching, swelling and dandruff -like scales on their eyelashes. While Blepharitis is a very common condition, most people do not know about it! Luckily, it is not contagious and it will not affect your eyesight.

Some symptons of blepharitis include a gritty and burning feelings on your eyes, along with tearing, itching, inflammation, redness and crusting.  It can be caused by bacteria, infestation of eyelids or blocked oil glands.

Blepharitis, in most cases, can be treated simply by lid hygiene and warm compresses. Here at Dr. Magalhaes and Associates we provide Igiene lid scrub- right over the counter- and with washing once or twice a day with a pea sized amount, you can easily clean up your eyelids. Consult with a dermatologist if your condition is related to Rosacea or other related conditions.

If you have red and itchy eyelids, or think you may have Blepharitis, come on in today and we can help to treat your troubles! Walk in or call us today at 508-717-0524.

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