It’s important to observe symptoms closely, since the eyes are very sensitive.

Here are the reasons why your eyelids hurt and how to remedy them.

 

Conjunctivitis

Red, itchy, and swollen eyes are the symptoms of conjunctivitis.

Commonly known as pinkeye, this occurs when the conjunctiva, the clear layer of tissue lines in front of the eye, becomes inflamed.

Causes of conjunctivitis include:

  • bacterial and viral infections
  • allergies such as hay fever
  • substances that irritate the eyes, such as soaps, shampoos, and some chemicals

Symptoms of conjunctivitis can include:

  • red, itchy, or swollen eyes
  • soreness in and around the eyes
  • watering or discharge from the eyes

One or even both your eyes can be affected by conjunctivitis and is common in children.

 

Treatment

Its dependant on the severity and the cause of the symptoms to properly treat conjunctivitis.

Mild conjunctivitis will usually get better on its own and won’t require treatment. In more severe cases, however, a doctor will need to prescribe antibiotic eye drops or oral antibiotics to deal with the bacterial infection.

Common sense will tell you not to touch your eyes during this time.

 

Styes

A very painful bump that is developed on the eyelid or the base of the eyelash is called a style. This develops as the Meibomian gland in the eyelid builds up with bacteria.

Styes can also cause tearing as its natural reaction and way to get rid of the bacteria naturally as well as experiencing light sensitivity and a itchiness within the eye.

 

Treatment

It will be very sore until it fully heals and will usually go away on its own. To speed up the process, using a warm compress for at least 10-15 minutes whenever you feel the pain.

Popping the stye is the dumbest move anyone can do to spread the infection so don’t.

 

Eye injuries

Your eyes can be injured from blows to it(punches, kicks, etc) or it hurt from certain eye surgery like blepharoplasty, which could swell the eyelid.

Injured eyes can sometimes become infected. Signs of infection can include:

  • fever
  • worsening pain or swelling
  • pus or discharge coming from the area
  • swelling that gets worse instead of better
  • warmth or flushing in the affected area

Treatment

Again, the eyes will heal naturally, but if the injury is severe, one should see a professional eye doctor to prescribe the right antibiotics or treatments.

 

Contact lenses

This usually is the case if you don’t wash your hands when insert the lenses or don’t change the saline solution frequently for your lenses.

 

Treatment

Common sense, wash your hands and change the saline solution on time.

Further steps a person can take to help prevent pain from wearing contact lenses include:

  • not wearing contact lenses for longer than an eye doctor recommends
  • not swimming while wearing contact lenses
  • storing and cleaning contact lenses as the manufacturer or doctor directs
  • thoroughly washing and drying the hands before touching contact lenses
  • not wearing damaged contact lenses

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By Aaron
7th April 2020 22:50

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