A 27-year-old female asked:
My skin surrounding my eyes are dry and flaky, particularly my eyebags, sometimes they're itchy and feels like they're burning.what do you think it is?
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Dr. Richard Wiederanswered
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Eyelid dermatitis: Is a condition which causes the symptoms you are describing. It's often associated with eczema of the skin on other parts of your body. If your symptoms are severe enough, you may need some eye ointment to treat this. You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist. Be careful about using over the counter skin creams close to your eyes.
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Dr. Vicki Levine commented
Dermatology 43 years experience
you could be allergic to something that is not being put on your eyes such as perfume or nail polish. I would see a dermatologist who can do patch testing to find out what you are allergic to
Mar 9, 2014
Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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