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A warm com­press can help re­duce swelling. A cot­ton bud dipped in warm wa­ter wiped around the af­fected area will re­move any build-up of dis­charge. If an in­fec­tion per­sists, an­tibi­otic tablets or an an­tibac­te­rial oint­ment may be needed.

Re­search has also found omega-3s can im­prove ble­phar­i­tis – peo­ple who took an omega-3 cap­sule twice a day for three months had im­proved symp­toms.

“Also, think about hand hy­giene,” says Arun­del. “Wash your hands fre­quently and do a hot wash for pillow cases and sheets to min­imise cross-in­fec­tion.”

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