A 20-year-old female asked:
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red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. itches & burns. tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. what can i do to help it?

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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an Allergist: The description is suspicious for allergic contact dermatitis (although hard to be sure without examining the eyes or rash). If the eye is spared, then this is most commonly caused by a preservative, plant extract, or fragrance used in cosmetics or hygiene product, or via transfer of allergen from hands when rubbing the eye (sensitivity to nail treatment for example). Patch testing can help
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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