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Itchy Eyelids from wearing Lash Extensions

There are a number of treatments you can try at home. These include:

  • Antihistamines. Over-the-counter allergy eye drops work by reducing the amount of histamine in the eye. You can try using these on their own or combine them with an oral antihistamine.

  • Cleansing. Keeping your eyelids clean can be beneficial in all cases. Don’t use a drying soap, especially if you have dermatitis. If you have blepharitis, , massage your eyelids gently with a cloth to stop oil from gathering in your eyelid glands. You can also try gently washing your lids with diluted baby shampoo or an eyelid cleanser designed for this purpose.

  • Cysticercoid creams. Some of these creams, such as 0.5 to 1 percent hydrocortisone, are mild enough for use on your eyelid. These may help alleviate itching caused by eyelid dermatitis. Don’t use strong products, as these can thin the skin of the eyelid. Make sure you don’t get the cream into your eye.

  • Liquid tears. These eye drops can also help reduce itching caused by conjunctivitis and dry eye syndrome.

  • Moisturize the area. Use an unscented moisturizer to soothe and nourish eyelid skin, especially if you have dermatitis.

  • Warm or cool compresses. If you have a stye or viral conjunctivitis, warm compresses can help soothe the area, helping it heal. Warm compresses can also be beneficial for removing any crusts caused by blepharitis,. Applying a warm compress can help encourage excess fluid to circulate out of your eyelid area.

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