Blepharitis or swollen eyelids is a common problem that results from the clogging of oil glands in the base of eyelashes. Ayurvedic treatment for Blepharitis resolves this problem with herbal medicines, diet, and lifestyle modifications.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids, which is non-contagious. Blepharitis commonly occurs after the clogging of the tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes.
The eyelids may appear red, swollen, or feel like they are burning. The patient may have flakes or oily particles wrapped at the base of the eyelashes. The good news is that you can now avail natural treatment for Blepharitis.
The common causes of Blepharitis include:
- Dandruff of scalp or eyebrows
- A bacterial infection
- Clogged oil glands
- Dry eyes
- Eye allergy
- Cosmetic makeups, and fungal eyelid infection.
The main symptoms of Blepharitis include:
- Red, itchy, and swollen eyelids,
- Flaking of the skin around the eyes
- Crusted eyelashes upon awakening in the morning
- Frequent eye blinking
- Difficulty to face the bright light
- Abnormal growth or no growth of the eyelashes.
Diagnosis and Blepharitis Treatment in Ayurveda
This disease is explained in Ayurveda under the heading of Abhishyanda and is entirely curable with medicines. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha's evaluation are necessary, based upon the clinical symptoms.
A routine eye examination in the clinic or online video consultation is enough for an Ayurveda doctor to prescribe the medicines. Blepharitis Ayurvedic treatment may take about 4-6 months to cure the symptoms completely.
Blepharitis Prevention, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes
Proper cleaning of the eyes, a warm compress, removing scalp dandruff, adequate lubrication of the eyes, and a healthy diet can ensure a complete Blepharitis cure.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.
Symptoms of Blepharitis
Redness in Eyes
Oily Particles on Eyelashes
Burning Sensation in Eyes
Our Approach To Blepharitis Treatment
The Ayurvedic doctor from Prakash Nethralaya examines the patient and assesses the thorough clinical history. The detailed evaluation helps to understand the root cause of the problem, i.e. dandruff, blocked oil glands, or any allergy. Based on the underlying cause, the doctor prescribes the Ayurveda medicines for Blepharitis and some diet and lifestyle suggestions. The doctor emphasizes the scalp and eyebrow dandruff. It may take about 4-6 months for a complete recovery from the symptoms.