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Itchy Eyelids

Why are my eyelids itchy?

Itchy eyelids can simply be caused because of specs of dust that may have managed to get inside your eye, and this is certainly nothing that needs to be worried about. This can be washed with lukewarm water to release the itchy sensation. However, for some people, this itching can be constant, and constant itching needs attention as it is generally caused by allergies. You may have allergies to dust, pollen, smoke, or dander – these are also commonly known as allergic conjunctivitis. Pets and mould can also be an external reason that causes us to have itchy and irritated eyes.

What to put on dry itchy eyelids?

Itchy eyes can usually be treated at home. Applying a warm compress will relieve the itchiness from your eyelids and help reduce inflammation. The warm compress also unclogs oil glands that may be blocked around your eye which is what can also be causing the itching, as the heat will melt the oil. If your eyes are itching because of allergies then other cautions need to be taken such as the use of a humidifier, which will purify the air and add moisture to your home. Because the skin that is on your eyelids is the thinnest on your body it gets irritated easily, using petroleum jelly is also a solution to fixing the dryness on this area which may also be causing the itchiness as it adds moisture and protection.

How to treat swollen itchy eyelids?

Another symptom of itchy eyes is your eyes becoming swollen, this is caused by blepharitis. Blepharitis is caused when the tiny oil glands become clogged which causes irritation and redness which makes the eye swollen, you can treat blepharitis with medicine which will be prescribed to you by your doctor. You may reduce the swelling in your eyes by applying a cold compress for 15 – 20 minutes, this helps decrease the redness and pain that the swelling may cause.

What is the fastest way to get rid of eyelid dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a very general name that is used to describe common skin irritation, it refers to itchy, dry, or flaky skin. Eyelid dermatitis, also commonly known as periocular dermatitis or periorbital dermatitis, is the scaling of the skin that is either on the top of the eyelid or around the eye. Those who have symptoms of eyelid dermatitis often complain about itching, stinging and burning sensations around the eyelid area. Moisturising the area of the eyelid is the most effective way to treat mild eyelid dermatitis, there are many eyelid moisturisers that can be found and bought without a prescription over the counter. For more severe conditions of eyelid dermatitis, consulting your doctor is recommended.