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A 24-year-old female asked:

for the past 3 days i have noticed under my eyes it was swollen and itchy. at times it would even get flaky . is it an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Possibly yes: It could be eczema. It is hard to diagnose it without looking at it but eczema is a skin rash that is dry, red, flakey and itchy. It responds to steroid creams but use steroids on the face cautiously as it may cause side effects like thinning the skin and color change.

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