Blepharitis is caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is usually found on the skin. The eyelids become inflamed especially at the edge, near the eyelash where the hair follicle is located.
Sometimes it is also caused by the blockage of the oil glands in the eyelids and allergies. The eyelids appear red and there is constant itching. Scales form at the base of the eyelashes and as they become rougher the eye becomes irritated. It becomes difficult to open the lids when you wake up in the morning, as they stick together due to the layer of the crust.
Often there is a burning sensation and a gritty feeling in the eye. Whenever you blink your eyes you feel as if sand particles are hurting your eyes. Gradually the moisture producing tissues in the eyes also become inflamed and this causes dry eyes. This common eye disease can be easily cured at home by adopting simple natural methods.
Natural Treatment For Blepharitis
Boric acid has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties which provide great relief in blepharitis. Boil a cup of water. Let it cool. When the water is still warm, mix one teaspoon of boric acid powder into it. Take a ball of cotton and dip it into the solution.
Dab the cotton ball over the eyelids and bathe them gently with the solution for five minutes. Do not dip the used cotton ball into the solution again. Use a fresh one each time. Repeat this process two or three times daily. The swelling and pain will subside and the scaly crusts will disappear.
Skin a juicy leaf of aloe vera. Remove the gel and place it on the eyelids. Gently rub the eyelid with it, in a circular motion. Do this, for five minutes then wash your eyes with warm water.
The anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties of aloe vera will soon effect quick healing. The itchiness will vanish and the swelling will abate. Apply the gel three times daily for better results.
Ghee is full of medicinal values which are exploited to the full in ayurvedic medicine. It is very effective in curing eye disorders and improving vision. It is full of vitamin A, D, E, and K all of which are very crucial for eye health.
Take some pure ghee and gently rub it over the eyelids. Dip your clean index finger into the ghee and apply it to your lower eyelid.The healing and soothing properties of ghee will keep your eyes soft, moisturized and well lubricated.
Coriander seeds have significant medicinal properties and have been used since ages in traditional medicine. Its anti-inflammatory properties bring quick relief from the itching and burning in the eyes.
It soothes the inflamed eyelids and unclogs the blocked oil glands. Put to boil two cups of water. When the water starts boiling, add two teaspoons of coriander seeds to it. Boil for three minutes then turn off the heat. Cool the water and strain it. Wash your eyes with this water twice daily.
Place warm compresses on the eyelids three or four times a day to alleviate the swelling and to remove the scaly crusts.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.