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Greenville, SC
A female asked:

The skin around my eyes got inflamed, red and flaky now it has turned dried and flaky. i do not believe this is an allergic reaction but internal?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
"internal"?: Most often this will be atopic dermatitis [eczema]. Sometimes contact dermatitis, either irritant or allergic. There are other, less likely possibilities. Itch? Burning sensation? See a dermatologist if it persists more than a few days. Meanwhile you could use Aquaphor or vaseline.
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