This story of a woman who found out that there were hundreds of mites living in her eyelashes will make you change your pillow cases every now and then!
A woman from China who was only identified by the name Xu has had itchy red eyes for more than two years now before she visited the doctors and found out the horrifying truth behind the itchy red eyes that she’s had for years.
According to the reports made by The Sun in 2017, the woman named Xu had hundreds of mites on her eyelashes for years!
If there’s one story that could remind you to change and wash your sheets every now and then, that would be this woman’s case. Ms. Xu had more than 100 mites living in her eyelashes for years after she failed to change and wash her pillowcase for five years.
As stated by The Sun, Xu had itchy red eyes for two years before she visited the doctor to seek medical help.
The moment she visited the doctor, she admitted that she had been using the same pillowcase since 2012 and had simply become used to the uncomfortable feeling in her eyes. Little did she know that mites are already living in her eyelashes.
She told the doctors at the hospital in Wuhan, in the central Chinese province of Hubei that she had been treating the itchiness with eye drops.
However, there were nights wherein she felt that her eyelids became so irritated that it swelled and she failed to open them. She was rushed to the hospital and it was them when the doctors told her that there are more than 100 mites living in her eyelashes.
“One single eyelash was holding as many as 10 mites.” the doctors said
Apart from that, she was also diagnosed with blepharitis – an inflammation of the eyelid – and conjunctivitis.
The mites from her eyelashes were instantly removed through a treatment and she was later on given medication for conjunctivitis.