Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid margin. The two most common causes are bacteria and debris. People who suffer from blepharitis may experience eyelid irritation, itchiness and swelling, which can be very frustrating.
Once diagnosed with blepharitis, the primary source of ocular irritation, it is important to begin a regimen that will help reduce symptoms of the condition and eliminate the causes.
When it comes to common treatments for blepharitis and other lid-margin diseases, most doctors will recommend to patients one or more basic therapies. Common methods for treating dry eye, and other ocular irritation symptoms related to the eye include:
- Warm compresses
- Baby shampoo
- Lid scrubs
- Eye drops
A warm compress is probably the least effective, yet common method used to treat lid-margin and ocular surface diseases. As this method’s name suggests, it typically involves gently pressing a warm cloth or flannel compress soaked in warm water on closed eyelids. This softens the skin and any crust attached to the eyelids. It has no effect on bacterial infection.
Baby shampoo is another method which has been a traditional “go-to” remedy for treating blepharitis and other lid-margin diseases. Baby shampoo was once a very popular common option. But recently, it has started to fall out of favor as a blepharitis therapy, because it becomes too harsh and can exacerbate the symptoms of people with chronically dry, sensitive eyes after repeated usage¹. Also, this method does not follow any agreed upon protocol or set of instructions; there is no agreement on how diluted the baby shampoo should be before it is used.
Common Lid Scrubs
Most eyelid scrubs only work to clean the skin. They are not the ideal solution to address the causes of blepharitis and other conditions which cause dry, itchy and red eyes. Common eyelid scrub therapies are not typically effective at offering long-term relief from ocular irritation. They don’t clean deep enough to rid you of unwanted bacteria.
So, how can you find long-lasting relief from ocular irritation?
Cliradex – The Next Generation Treatment for Blepharitis and Other Eyelid Irritations
Based on research, Cliradex is a next generation therapy for treating blepharitis symptoms and other eyelid irritations. Cliradex uses a patented eyelid cleansing formula that’s unlike any other therapy. What sets the patented Cliradex formula apart is 4-Terpineol, the most important component of Tea Tree Oil. This helps to keep the eyelids clean and healthy, while leaving the patient with a cooling sensation on the face.
Cliradex products include:
- Cliradex Towelettes which are formulated for moderate-to-severe blepharitis and ease the symptoms of blepharitis and other eyelid diseases.
- Cliradex Light Foaming Eyelid Cleanser is for dealing with mild-to-moderate blepharitis, and is designed to be used every day to prevent future outbreaks from occurring.
If you are suffering from blepharitis and other eyelid irritations and are looking for relief that you can trust, we suggest giving Cliradex a try. Cliradex is backed by a full money back guarantee, so if Cliradex doesn’t deliver results, you get your money back.
- Whitney Hauser, OD 5 ways to go beyond baby shampoo for lid hygiene Optometry Times June 24, 2016