Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Home treatment may include:

  • Protecting the eye you can't close. Using lubricating eyedrops during the day and an eye ointment at night will help keep your eye moist. Wearing glasses or goggles during the day and an eye patch at night can protect your eye from getting poked or scratched.
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may help ease your pain.
  • Applying moist heat. Putting a washcloth soaked in warm water on your face several times a day may help relieve pain.
  • Doing your physical therapy exercises. Massaging and exercising your face according to your physical therapist's advice may help relax your facial muscles.
Dec. 16, 2014

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