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A 32-year-old female asked:

How do i get rid of peeling dry skin around eyes. i have had it for over 4 months. it is lwoke eczema?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Moisturize: Use a bland moisturizer such as petroleum jelly twice a day on the skin surfaces, and avoid any other products, make up etc, for at least a week. If not improved, see a dermatologist.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Allergic eczema : Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra.

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