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Albany, NY
A 46-year-old female asked:

Red rash around my mouth nose and eyes itches and burns what can it be have had on and off for years it's at it's worse now?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Allergic Eczema : Patients with severe allergies get inflammation on the eyelids and around the eyes and at the corners of the mouth. This is a skin inflammation called atopic dermatitis. Try switching to hypoallergenic soap and consider an allergy pill like loratidine and a mositerizer like cetaphil or lubriderm (unscented). If it does not go away or gets worse (more red or weepy) go to your doctor.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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