Seborrheic Blepharitis Home Care
Home care for blepharitis includes:
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid using eye makeup.
- Wash your hands after touching your face.
- Rinse your eyes three times per day:
- Use saltwater eye drops.
- Clean your eyelashes and eyelids with a warm wet compress 3 times day:
- Use a clean washcloth each time to avoid spreading an infection.
- Gently scrub the eyelid edges with diluted baby shampoo and water.
- Do not share towels, washcloths, or eye drops with anyone who has an eye infection.
- Do not use nonprescription eye drops.
- If you wear contact lenses:
- Do not wear your contact lenses until the infection is completely gone.
- Discard contacts and eye solutions that were used before the infection started.
- Use the eye drops or eye ointment as directed.
- Take prescribed medications as directed.
Seborrheic Blepharitis Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have blepharitis and any of the following:
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