What are soothing treatments for painful conjunctivitis on the eyelid?

There are a few... ... But you should discuss it with your eye doctor. Conjunctivitis is a term that describes inflammation of the skin over the white of the eye. It can also be infectious. Eyelid infections are usually caused by bacteria, which need to be treated with medication. Home therapies such as heat, cold, lid scrubs, etc. Might not be effective and may even worsen the infection.