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A 52-year-old member asked:

I have terrible itchiness and scaliness around my eyes. i am 49 and taking synthroid (thyroxine). any ideas? i am not using new soap or make up.

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Itchiness and eyes: You may have a form of blepharitis - similar to seborrhea of the scalp. Try using a warm washcloth. If that doesn't help - your doctor can check to make sure its not an infection and if not - prescribe some low potency steroid cream that should clear it up.
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Allergies?: It's that time of year. Lots of pollen. It could also be eczema. See your pcp.

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