If your eyelids are burning, they feel itchy, and/or are causing you pain and discomfort, it could be the reason of certain medical conditions. In this Buzzle post, we will discuss the possible causes and at-home treatment options for the same.
The eyelid burning sensations are often accompanied with watery eyes. Sometimes, there is an increase in the sensitivity of the eyes towards light. In most of the cases, dryness of the eyes is the reason behind burning dry eyelids, as the eyes are not getting lubricated well. Some other important causes of burning and swollen eyelids are mentioned here.
Allergy is one of the prominent eyelid swelling causes. It can be allergy against substances such as hair spray, makeup chemicals, nail polish, animals, or plants. Secondly, inflammation of eyelids called blepharitis can result in burning sensation on eyelids. There are some conditions that trigger the onset of blepharitis. Some of them are infection, dry eyes, rosacea, scalp dandruff, etc. Thirdly, stye can be a reason behind the burning of eyelids. It is described as the inflammation of sebaceous glands present near the base of eyelashes. It is mostly caused by bacteria belonging to Staphylococcus genus.
Fourthly, viral or bacterial infection, termed as conjunctivitis, is another factor that can lead to burn on eyelids. It is contagious in nature. Allergy, environmental irritants along with usage of contact lenses, eye drops, and ointments promote the occurrence of conjunctivitis. Fifthly, for both the upper and lower eyelids, the most possible reason is chalazion. It is caused by the blockage of oil glands. There are some factors that are comparatively less likely to cause the condition. These are cellulitis, orbital cellulitis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, etc.
- Take a clean, warm washcloth and place it over your eyes for 15 minutes. This will open the blocked oil glands off your eyelids.
- Prepare a mixture of warm water and baking soda. Use it to clean your eyelids with blepharitis at least 2 to 3 times a day.
- Use a non-prescription artificial tear to remove dryness from your eyes. This will give you a soothing effect.
- Wash your eyes with a decoction consisting of dried coriander leaves and water twice a day. This will relieve conjunctivitis.
- Wear a wrap around sunglasses when outside to protect your eyes from wind and sunlight.
- Use a humidifier in the room where you spend most of your time. This will assist you in keeping your eyes moisturized.
- Never work continuously for long hours in front of a laptop. Take breaks in small intervals to prevent eye dryness and strain.
- Reduce consumption of alcohol as it interferes with the natural process of healing.
- Avoid watching television at a stretch. It causes eye strain and dryness, which further worsens the condition.
- Follow a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins to boost your immune system.
Your eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in your body. Any damage to any part of it may harm the eyes as a whole. The impairment of the eyes, either in terms of vision or aesthetics, may affect your self-confidence.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.