All about Ocular Rosacea

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Rosacea that occurs in the eye area is known as Ocular Rosacea.  Almost half of rosacea sufferers also suffer from ocular rosacea, but in rare cases the eyes are affected and the skin is not.

Common symptoms of ocular rosacea include itching, redness, dryness and a feeling of something scratchy in the eyes.  During an outbreak the eyes can become extra sensitive to any kinds of light and your vision can become blurry or teary.   The eyelids are commonly affected the same as the skin with redness, minor swelling and some small bumps.  You should be properly diagnosed by a dermatologist or ophthalmologist to rule out any other eye conditions, but if it is ocular rosacea – here are some great natural tips to help:

It’s interesting to note that people with ocular rosacea are typically more dehydrated than those with facial rosacea, or no rosacea at all.  This is why it is extremely important to drink lots and lots of water and eat juicy fruits and vegetables to keep your system healthy.  You will notice that this step will also significantly help with the dryness and itchiness in the eyes.  Another thing that works great to help relieve the discomfort is warm compresses on the eyes which will help to dilate the vessels around the eyes causing the tear ducts to open up and help lubricate the eyes, as well as providing comforting effects to the eyes.  Cooled down green tea bags will also provide an extremely soothing treat for the inflamed eyes.

The last important thing to keep in mind is that eyelid health is extremely crucial when it comes to ocular rosacea.  Use an extremely gentle skin cleanser around the eye area and be very cautious when applying anything around the eyes.  Some creams can be soothing but others can be extremely irritating.  Proceed with caution and stop at any sign of irritation and never get to close to the actual eyeball!


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