Simply put ‘Blepharitis’ means eyelid inflammation and ‘Demodex’ are tiny mites- hence eyelid inflammation due to mites = Demodicosis.
One of the most common causes of itchy eyelids (in 20% of the general population) is due to ‘mites’ on the eyelashes! Other symptoms include burning, foreign body sensation, crusting and redness of the lid margin, and blurry vision. Looks a lot like dandruff at the root of the eyelashes.
Sounds a bit nasty, but not to worry you can get rid of them! You will have to take steps to eradicate them. An easy action plan involves making an inexpensive solution, washing and then rinsing your lids. No fear it is not a prescription medication, but one you can make all you need is Tea Tree shampoo and Tea Tree oil (Trader Joes or you favorite health food store). Mix a handful of shampoo ( 2-3 oz.) with 20 drops of pure tea tree oil, paint the mixture on closed eyelid margins wait 45 seconds then rinse.
Mix a handful of shampoo ( 2-3 oz.) with 20 drops of pure tea tree oil, paint the mixture on closed eyelid margins wait 45 seconds then rinse. Apply this solution twice a day BE SURE to leave it on for 45 sec. (‘One-One Thousand, Two-One Thousand…45-one- thousand’) do this for 6-8 weeks. This length of time will insure that all the mites no matter where in their life cycle are gone!
TIP: use a squirt bottle filled with water and spray each closed eye with the eye down (turn neck) spraying from nose side out.