I got onto this site yesterday, because I too awoke to find my eyelids red, itchy and inflamed, and yeah looking a little droopy, accelerating my age in appearance. I thought what the hell is this, suddenly appearing.
Lets investigate, I told myself.
It was a humid yesterday, and in the afternoon, I needed to prune the Buddelia Bush, and remove some netting from the lemon tree. Working in these conditions of biting @*&! march flies, and mosquitoes, my stress levels were quite high, maybe i brushed against something, or something from my jungle landed on those two areas, a chemical reaction, from a biological source.
Or was it that block of chocolate my son and i polished off. Sugar affects me in a different way, lowering immune system , appearing excess mucus, presenting as a cold, toxic body, mother natures way of cleansing.
I am pretty healthy, active and eat a non animal flesh diet.
I decided to use the internet to enlighten this malady.
Whalah! I couldn't stop shaking my head, but became a little disheartened because of the different causes/suggestions, for similar condition presenting itself.
But hey today i sit as testament something is working because to me the source has been identified.
When I had my eyes tested, about a year ago. I enquired about this itchiness i get on my eyelids, the hair follicles. The optometrist answered they are mites, which live in that particular body part, and to deal with this have a salt eyewash with a little bi carb thrown in.
Now i have tried this and yes, there is some relief when this 'affliction' arises, but it is still there.
Through, researching this new problem I stumbled across a site mentioning these mites, (demodex), giving three ways of treating them. I chose teatree oil without the Macadamia oil, as that is not in my medicine cabinet.
Yes, my eyes, eyelids were itchy as well in the process of this new thing, I thought totally unrelated until...
I started last night, dabbing my eyes, lashes, lids and actually my whole face in the end, with a cotton bud, and ball dipped in the tea tree oil, oh yes it did get in my eyes, OW!!!!, but i rinsed them with cold water, alittle, OK alot of pain for even bigger gains...for there was instant relief, but...
My left eye where the tearduct is, got unbearably itchy, like these mites packed their bags and converged in the corner. I just went and kept dabbing evey time i got that sensation. Al of you out there who are sensitive or react to dust, and the mites know what i mean. Even on my arms, other body parts it was out with the oil. Today, my lids are red and dry but no longer itchy and stinging.( i couldn't put any soothing cream such as Rosa- Scarless Healer on them without them stinging. I am now putting oil on them, coconut and rose, and I feel confident they will heal quickly.
Wow, what a difference. I am still dabbing eveytime I itch, the site eluded to the treatment as not a one off thing, I just want to be rid of these mites, (salivating little monsters), which I believe went into overload because of some trigger.
Give it a go, you have nothing to lose, okay your eyes might be red and the initial stinging if it gets into your eyes, would make any grown man cry, but i think it is worth it. Best wishes Dona from The Land Down Under