How to get rid of eyelid twitching?

GoMedii Offer

It’s about last week, for three days, I felt a sudden eyelid twitching, nerve jumping or whatever you call it. It felt as if some kind of insect was hitting its wings on my eyelid. Then, there is a belief in the Indian community that there is something spiritual about it. Well, not going to that way though and also not sure about it too.

But yes, we are going to tell you about what are the causes and how to stop the eyelid twitching.

 

(People Also Like To Read: Best and easiest diet plan for cholesterol patient)

 

What is the twitching of eyelids?

 

There are different terms used to define eyelid twitching, such as Eyelid spasm, Blepharospasm, and Myokymia. In general, this only affects the eyelid and can involve either the upper or lower lid. It usually involves only one eye at a time and it can be range in between from barely noticeable to extremely annoying.

 

However, the eyelid spasm goes away on its own within a week by properly resting, implementing stress-relieving techniques, and reducing caffeine intake.

 

How to stop the eyelid twitching?

 

Most of the twitching goes away on their own without following any treatment. But, it can turn into annoyance anytime if it lasts longer. For the same, you can follow the below steps to reduce or stop the eyelid twitching:

 

1.  Get some sleep

 

Tiredness, stress, and sleep deprivation can often turn into a cause of twitching eyelids. A better way to reduce the twitching is to get some restorative sleep. Also, reducing stress with some relieving techniques, such as yoga can improve the spasms.

 

2. Give a break to caffeine

 

Certain stimulants can cause eyelid twitching like coffee, tea, alcohol, etc. In this reference, limit the intake of such stimulants to reduce or stop the eyelid spasms.

 

3. Lubricate your eyes

 

Often irritation and dryness in the eye can cause eye spasm. In that case, you can get an over-the-counter eye drop for treating the dryness and irritation.

 

(You Might Also Like To Read: Good Sleep For Mental Health: Know The Complications)

 

What causes the twitching of eyelids?

 

The eyelid twitches due to certain factors, such as fatigue, stress, caffeine, and heavy alcohol intake. But hardly ever due to some medication side effects. Normal spasms when begins then continue to go on and off for a few days. They may disappear but can be very annoying.

 

In severe contractions, where the eyelid completely closes the below mentioned can be the causes:

 

  • Irritation in the cornea
  • Irritation in the conjunctiva (transparent membranes lining the eyelids)

Most of the time the reason for eyelid twitching cannot be found.

 

When to worry about eye twitching?

 

There is nothing much to worry about, but you can consult a doctor or eye doctor if you face any of the below cases:

 

  • If twitching last for more than 1 week
  • Complete closure of eye with each twitch
  • Twitching in other body parts
  • Eyelid twitching accompanied by redness, swelling, and discharge.
  • Drooping eyelid

 

Lastly, people often wonder Can dehydration cause eye twitching? Well yes, caffeine and alcohol are diuretics that mean they cause more excretion of fluids through urine. Hence, dehydration can cause muscle cramps and twitch.

(People Also Like To Read: Health benefits of laughter: the Simplest way to improve health)

Click Here To Get Treatment Consult With Doctor

Disclaimer: GoMedii is a recognized and a considerate healthcare platform which tends to connect every dot of the healthcare needs and facilities. GoMedii facilitates the accessibility of all health news, health tips, and information from the Health experts and Doctors to the eyes of readers. All of the information and facts mentioned in the GoMedii Blog are thoroughly examined and verified by the Doctors and Health Experts, elsewise source of information is confirmed for the same.


 About GoMedii: GoMedii is a complete healthcare marketplace, where you can Book Appointment With Doctors, Get Online Consultation, Order Medicines Online, and Get hassle-free doorstep delivery within 4 hours. You may simply download the GoMedii app for Android or iOS.