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I am looking for suggestions for treating a painful eyelid infection, blepharitis.
Blepharitis can be very painful but there are things you can do at home to help relieve the pain.
If you have been to a doctor then you should follow any instructions provided. If you have not seen a doctor your local pharmacist (they have almost as much training as a general practitioner [sometimes more] should be able to advise you on some cleaning products as well as eye drops and a good dandruff shampoo.
Basic care is just using a nice warm cloth over closed eyelids and then cleaning the lids with the cloth after about 5-10 minutes. (However long the cloth stays warm so use it as warm as comfortable.)
Gently scrub the lids but do not press on the eye. This is usually recommended to be done 2-3 times a day.
Eye drops are also necessary to keep the eyes lubricated - Artificial tears only but any brand - do not use the drops that say 'gets the red out'.
There is a lot of informatio on the Internet concerning blepharitis but here are a couple of links to get you started. It is always best to understand why we have a condition like this so hopefully we can prevent it from returning.
Wet compresses and massages are best for this. A doctor can prescribe medication. You also need to remove makeup thoroughly every night if you wear it.
Keep clean and free of chemicals, maybe a antibiotic cream!
Your doc should have given you palliative care treatments that will work for you. You have to be very careful with treatments if you have any other health issues.
Don't use any over the counter products until you check with your doctor to make sure there will be no issues. This is very important!
Some people find a very gentle eye massage to help. It must be done with very clean hands and some people like a warm towel over the eye and the massage over the towel. This should not cause any issues, but I am not a medical professional so check with your doctor first before trying this.
This is a most frustrating condition. I think there are Facebook support groups for it sometimes it helps to have others to vent.
Prayers for management of your condition!