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There could be 2 possibilities. The first one is blepharitis. You can have crusting of lids in this condition and you may feel grittiness. It also causes dryness. Lid hygiene is of utmost importance and lids should be daily scrubbed with diluted baby shampoo. Also an eye ointment like Tetracycline should be applied at bedtime. A lubricating eye drop like Refresh tears should also be used.
The second possibility is allergy. Itching is common in this condition. You will require anti-allergis and lubricants. Blepharitis is more likely though you should see an ophthalmologist to confirm it. If there is significnt discharge then you could be having conjunctivitis also. Thanks.
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