If your discharge isn’t normal, it’s worthwhile seeing an ophthalmologist to see if it’s caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, chronic blepharitis, chronic dry eye, or allergic conjunctivitis.
Everyone has a bit of “gunk” in their eyes each morning because the eyes consistently shed mucus, oils, and exfoliated skin cells. During the day, blinking and natural tears generally clear it without notice. During the night, two factors make it build up: gravity plus not blinking regularly.
For normal sleep crust, skip the cartoon treatment (rubbing eyes with your hands), and use a clean washcloth soaked in warm water. Hands carry germs and bacteria, which can irritate the eye further!
In many cases, people with chronic buildup from non-bacterial causes can benefit from a daily cleaning regimen. While some home remedies include eye drops and baby shampoo, we generally don’t recommend either as in many cases they’re addressing the symptom rather than the underlying cause.Discover Cliradex
The bottom line with dry eyes is to protect your eyes from environmental factors. If you’re still regularly experiencing dry eyes, check in with a professional who can assess the reason and recommend the best course forward!Discover Cliradex
Similar to dry eyes, you want to protect your eyes from environmental factors to prevent itch. One key piece of advice: do NOT rub your eyes. It’s one of the hardest things to stick to, but it will help prevent further irritation. If you’re regularly experiencing itchy eyes, check in with a professional who can assess the reason and recommend the best course forward!Discover cliradex
At Cliradex, we make doctor-recommended and scientifically supported eyelid cleansers that deep clean to alleviate irritation caused by lid margin diseases like Demodex, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), rosacea, dry eye, chalazion, and others.Learn more about our products here