Eyelid natural treatment for blepharit (blepharitis) - dermatitis.
Blepharitis is the name of an eyelid condition. Numerous things may cause it, but the most common reasons are infection and mite infestation. Many specialists believe it is a combination of the two. This is because the damage caused by one will often prompt the spread of the other. If the mites begin to infest a section of the eyelid, the open sores make the eyelid venerable to infection. If the eyelid becomes infected first, then the damage caused attracts larger numbers of mites.
The mite involved is called the Demodex mite. They are microscopic parasites that are on the skin of around 70% of the population at any one time. They eat the oil and dead skin that we produce. They only cause problems under two circumstances. If your immune system is low, they will take their opportunity and begin multiplying in great numbers. If you have a patch of skin that holds a particularly hospitable environment for them. So for example, an eyelash follicle may become infected. This may lead to the Demodex mites moving in and setting up shop. Our skin has tiny infections all the time. In most cases, these tiny infections turn into spots/zits/blemishes.
One an eyelash follicle or oil gland becomes a little infected, the mites may move in. They are attracted to the open wound, the excess oil and excess skin being shed. They move in and lay their eggs, which hatch to produce hundreds of tiny mites, which begin burrowing into the skin and causing more damage; hence the condition Blepharitis.
Your eyelid dermatitis treatment will depend upon your level of Blepharitis. People who have it really bad may have the mite infestation and an infection at the same time. The mites stop the skin from healing, whilst the infection rages and causes more damage. In these cases steroids and antibiotics are administered. The steroids stop the body from fighting back, which lowers the amount of swelling, redness and warmth (the swollen eyelid is often very warm to the touch, causing dry-eye). The antibiotics then move in to fight the infection. Meanwhile, in a serious case the doctor may prescribe a very strong sulfur treatment to be applied directly to the eyelid. It is powerful and may cause damage to the eye if it is not administered correctly. It acts as a pesticide and hits the mites hard. It has two main drawbacks; the first is that it may not be used often because it is too strong; the other is that it causes damage to the skin, so any survivors have a lot of food to eat.
For less progressed and less serious then a swift consultation with a doctor, a little medication and a thorough cleaning regime may be all that is needed. Many people go with using natural products, so that they may treat themselves more often and when the irritation becomes too much. For example, many people use natural products with tea tree oil or neem oil. They kill the mites and make them easier to wash out of the eye.