Call Dr. Sharma's Clinic - From United States and Canada call 703-659-0873. Patients From rest of the world and India call +91-6283487321

Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Blepharitis

Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelid edges/margins where eyelashes grow. The factors that are linked with the cause of blepharitis include clogging of the oil glands at the base of eyelashes, allergic reactions, bacterial infection, seborrhoeic dermatitis, rosacea, and eyelash mites. These natural medicines help reduce the inflammation, redness, and swelling of the eyelids. Homeopathic medicines for blepharitis help reduce the inflammation, redness, and swelling of the eyelids.    homeopathic medicines for blepharitis

Homeopathic Medicines for Blepharitis

Homeopathy offers very effective treatment for cases of blepharitis. The symptoms including watering from eyes, itching of the eyelids, burning in the eyes, grittiness in the eyes, stinging sensation in the eyes, sticking of the eyelids, sensitivity to light are also managed effectively with homeopathy. The top remedies for blepharitis are Euphrasia, Apis Mellifica, Graphites, Argentum Nitricum, Petroleum, Natrum Mur, Belladonna, Sulphur, and Merc Sol.

1. Euphrasia – For Redness and Watering from Eyes

Euphrasia is prepared from a plant Euphrasia Officinalis of the natural order Scrophulariaceae. Euphrasia is very beneficial for manage the redness and watering from eyes in cases of blepharitis. The eyelids are very red and swollen, and there may be burning and biting sensation in the eyes along with grittiness.

2. Apis Mellifica – For Stinging Sensation in the Eyes

Apis Mellifica is useful for blepharitis with a stinging sensation in the eyes. Sometimes burning, scalding, smarting sensation is felt in the eyes. Eyelids tend to feel heavy, are red, swollen and may be itchy too. Irritation and soreness appear in the eyes. Sensitivity to light may also be present in a few cases.

3. Graphites – For Flakiness/crusting at the Base of Eyelashes

Graphites is an excellent medicine for blepharitis with flakiness/crusting at the base of eyelashes. There is marked dryness in the edges of lids with itching and a constant desire to rub the eyes. Eyelids margins are highly inflamed and may stick together especially at the night time. Along with this profuse watering from the eyes may arise. Smarting, burning and biting sensation in the eyes attend the above symptoms.

4. Argentum Nitricum – For Redness, Swelling of Eyelid Margin

Argentum Nitricum is next helpful medicine for blepharitis. In cases needing Argentum Nitricum, there is marked redness of the eyelids and swelling of the eyelid margin. Thick crusts may appear on the lids with swelling. This may be accompanied by sticking of eyelids in the morning. Photophobia may attend too. There may be dryness and heat in the eyes. Complaints may get better in cold air and with cold applications when Argentum Nitricum is required.

5. Petroleum – For Dry and Itchy Eyelids

Petroleum is beneficial for cases of blepharitis where dryness and itching of lids are prominent. There is a need to rub the eyelids frequently. The skin around the eyes is also dry and scurfy. Burning and sticking in the eyes may also appear. In some cases smarting sensation in the eyes is felt.

6. Natrum Mur – For Prominent, Gritty Sensation

Natrum Mur is well-indicated medicine for blepharitis with gritty (sandlike) sensation in the eyes. This is mostly felt during the morning. Along with this, there is marked sensitivity to light. Smarting and burning sensation in the eyes is present. A burning sensation appears that gets worse during the evening time. Eyes remain red with watering and feel sticky in the morning.

7. Belladonna – For Swollen and Painful Lids

Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is considered for blepharitis cases with swollen and painful eyelids. Pain, pressive in nature may appear in the eyes. This is most worse on closing the eyes. In some cases, eye movement and light also worsens the pain. Eyes are sensitive to light. Redness and itching in the eyes may be marked too. A sensation of heat and burning in the eyes are prominent. Sand in the eye sensation also appears.

8. Sulphur – For Dry Crusts in Lashes and Falling of Eyelashes

Sulphur is a well-indicated medicine for blepharitis with dry crusts in lashes and falling of eyelashes. The inner surface of the lids is dry and inflamed. Burning and smarting sensation on the edges of lids with itching is marked with an inclination to rub it. Itching is worse in the evening. Biting sensation in eyes with lachrymation is felt especially in the evening.

9. Merc Sol – For Burning Sensation in the Eyes

Merc Sol is an effective medicine for blepharitis with a burning sensation in the eyes. Along with this, there is profuse watering from the eyes. The eyelids are red, swollen and thick. The eyelid margins are covered with scabs in some cases. Itching and dry heat are felt in the eyes.

10. Silicea – For Sticking of Eyelids

Silicea works well in cases of blepharitis with sticking of eyelids. This is most marked in the morning. Cold air exposure tends to worsen it. Smarting sensation in the eyelids is also felt. It worsens from closing the eyes. In some cases photophobia also accompanies. Pain and sand like sensation in eyes may be there. Pain may be throbbing, tearing, shooting, stinging in nature. Lachrymation may be present that is worse in the open air.

11. Natrum Carb – For Blepharitis with Photophobia

Natrum Carb is a significant medicine for blepharitis with photophobia (sensitivity to light). Eyes may feel dry along with this. Eyelids are swollen and may also feel heavy. Eyelids may stick together with above features where Natrum Carb is indicated.

Symptoms of Blepharitis

The symptoms of blepharitis include red eyes, watering from eyes, itching of the eyelids, swelling of the eyelid margin, burning in the eyes, grittiness in the eyes, stinging sensation in the eyes, sticking of the eyelids, sensitivity to light (photophobia) and loss of eyelashes. The symptoms of blepharitis tend to get worse most of the times in the morning. Both eyes are involved in the majority of the cases.

Write To Dr . Sharma

Write to Dr. Sharma and get a reply on how homeopathy can help you in treating your disease condition .



  1. Patricia Brown says:

    hello Dr sharma,
    i am a believer in doing things naturally. the gels and wipes that have been given to me by my pharmacy/chemist seem to contain alcohol and i am looking for a remedy from the list above to purchase. (there seems to be many listed)
    at present there is crusts and and persistent itching. there is also swelling of the eyelids and surrounding tissue. (i look beaten up!) . and persistent streaming eyes which are now burning my skin. Can you help me choose the correct remedy

  2. Antara roy says:

    I have post stevenjohson keratinisation of b/l eyelids.. leading to pain redness smarting and burning photophobia dryness of eyes.. which medicine can i have

  3. Sonya Moses says:

    Can using slices of tomato on the eyes kill the blepharitis bacteria?

  4. Hello Dr. Sharma,
    Good afternoon

    Sir my nice age of 9 years facing problem of falling hairs of eyelashes and eyebrows. Can you kindly help me to inform any suitable homeophatic medicine fot this?

    Thanks a lot and kind regards.


  5. Peter Hoyle says:

    Hi Dr Kaur,I’ve been reading about Blepharitis I’m not too sure if I have this condition.
    I have been doing a heavy metal detox for 1 yr and recovering from CF and Fibromyalgia last two years.1 year ago I noticed a foul cheesy vomit like smell on my fingers after rubbing gently around my eyelid.Myeyes don’t get itchy or become swollen or red.I don’t even get a build up or crust on eyelids although they can get a bit watery at night sometimes and a couple of years back I would have blurry vision on and off.I do respond well to Homeopathic medicine and would like to know is this a ongoing bacterial infection without inflammation.

  6. Darshan Saini says:

    My 2 year old daughter has blepharitis and doctor has prescribed warm compresses only. My daughter does not speak yet and the symptoms I notice are watery eyes, she’s very sensitive to light and always rubbing her eyes. Please advise if there’s s homeopathic treatment for her and if so what can I get her to receive her symptoms

  7. Laura A Mowrey says:

    Interested in treating my dogs blepharitis. There is redness, swelling, but very little discharge, and the fur on her upper eyelids has become sparse. No crustiness. The Vet has her on a steroid/antibiotic ointment but I worry about the steroids as it can cause blindness if she scratches her cornea (she is wearing a cone) but also concerned about asteroids because of her liver disease.

  8. Wendy Mclean says:

    Is there any natural remedy for inverted lower eyelashes?

  9. Marie Hartwell says:

    I have intense burning and itching in the inner corner of both eyes. I also have blepharitis, cataracts and AMD. The itching is almost unbearable at times. I was given some steroid drops which do help some but I don’t like to use it. Do you have any suggestions?

  10. Samantha von Däniken says:

    Hello Good Morning
    I have an eye problem for over a week since having contact with black mould in my flat
    My eyes are swollen, have reduced in size, my cheeks are red and puffy ,
    I went to my Homeopathic Doctor who was in holiday and had a retired Doctor who looked in my eyes briefly said there was no infection pus didn’t want to give me Cortisone and told me to into the forest.
    This solved nothing
    My eyes are burning, itching so I have to rub , I use Euprasia Drops, Cucumber which helps tremendously, have take Salts no 2/8/24 for breathing.
    Went to chemist who gave me something for hay fever with luffa operculata,galphinia glazes,cardiaspermum,
    This helps to reduce the pressure in Nynorsk and sinus, I have greyish colour snot
    My eyes are 1/2 the size my vision is blurry my pupils are strange small and color of eye has faded
    The burning and watering is intense. Lids look like rubber , almond shaped
    I had manage to get a reduction but went back in house in process of moving and have deadlines to get out it’s become worse again
    Please advise which is right remedy I have to do an exhibition work long hours ..
    Kind regards


  11. Jason Davis says:


    Came across your website and need help with Blepharitis. Eyes are very red and swollen and I have dark purple lines underneath eyes.

    I have tried hot compresses, antibiotics, eyelid wipes, eyelid cleaners, all natural medicine and now working with kinesologist and still no results.

    It is embarrasing to have red swollen eyes all the time. No pain and very little itchiness. They get really red if I cry or my eyes water after crying or coughing. Please help!

  12. Dora Raymundo says:

    I have seborratic blephartis what is the best treatment

    • Hi Dr
      I’m taking Doxsig for my Blepharitis (1 month) and have not experienced any change. In fact it has gotten worse although I don’t have crusty eye lids it’s just the skin around the eyes and my nose that is affected.
      I’d be so grateful for your advice.


  13. Where can I buy homeopathy treatments to treat blepharitis

    • Hi Dr
      I’m taking Doxsig for my Blepharitis (1 month) and have not experienced any change. In fact it has gotten worse although I don’t have crusty eye lids it’s just the skin around the eyes and my nose that is affected.
      I’d be so grateful for your advice.


  14. Lorraine Valentine says:

    I have Bletharitis with gritty burning and smarting sensation, particularly during and after close work, ie painting.
    It is not itchy and I don’t have sticky eyelids n mornings though it is very hot and stinging sensation. I have noticed on both eyes in the eyelash margin small white pimples have developed on both top eyelids.
    I don’t have the symptom of particularly swollen or red eyelids. But I do have a heavy feeling and stinging, sometimes watering
    Symptoms throughout the day. I am using hot compresses, cleaning eyelash area and eye drowps for dry eyes.

  15. Kaushal soni says:

    Mem meri eye dendarff aata hai

  16. Shweta Singh says:

    I have suffered from blepharitis. And it’s very painful for eyes I have to check out many doctors but I have no relief .

  17. Stan Musick says:

    I’ve had Blepharitis for a few years and have it under control. However, I”m looking for a permanent cure.
    Is this something that you can offer?

  18. Brenda Liddiard says:

    Hi Dr Sharma – could you tell me whether euphrasia is safe to use for blepharitis for someone with a transplanted cornea?

    Thanks you

  19. Nancy Holzhauser says:

    My eyelids burn, my eyes are dry with very little tear and oil production. The burning is worse when riding in a car. The most pain is the eyelids, however, and it is a burning sensation that lasts all day. When I wake up during the night my eyes are dry. I get a grittiness sensation. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Please click the link to understand Scientific basis on homeopathy . Click This link To Understand the Side Effects of the above mentioned Homeopathic Medicines.

Pin It on Pinterest