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Dry Flaky Skin On Eyelid
Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?
My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however the puffiness under the eyes may be due to excessive intake of salt, try reducing your salt consumption. For dryness use an emollient like Vaseline.
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Red eyelid on corner of eye and very dry flaky skin on corner of eye. Treated with methylprednisotone aceponate but temporary effect, what to do?
Angular blepharitis.: There is a distinct entity that affects the corners of the eye called angular blepharitis. It can be allergic/atopic in nature, but commonly can also be associated with bacterial infection and would require treatment with antibiotics. If steroids like Methylprednisolone aceponate have not helped, you should be re-evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) for the necessity of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Head and shoulders: Try using an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for your hair and eyebrows (not in your eyes, though!). Usually this is related to seborrheic dermatitis, and people get flaking hair, eyebrows and sometimes flaking in the folds on either side of their mouths (nasolabial folds). ...Read more
Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy. Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye. It's itchy. Kindly help.?
Eczema: It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. Avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more
I am having recurrent itchy and flaky skin on eyelids. I thought it was due to makeup but I stopped using makeup for 3 weeks now but still flaky/itch?
The last week or so I've been getting flaky skin above my right eye between the eyelid and eyebrow, not the left though, what might be the cause?
Seborrhea: Seborrhea (seb-uh-ree-uh) is a common skin condition (red, itchy rash & white scales). It is called dandruff when is affects the scalp, but it can also be on other parts of the face & body (folds around nose, behind the ears, the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, chest, around (the navel). Medicated shampoos used 2-3x/wk on these area as directed can help reduce the scaling. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
I have flaky skin near edges of nosetrils, around mouth&just below one eye. Light redness, no itch. What's this condition? Any OTC medications for this?
See an eye doc: First step is to get a diagnosis. There are multiple issues that could cause what you describe. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.
Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?
Swolen eyelids, dry flaky skin, stiff neck, fatigue, red at throat back, tonsils, aching thigh &butt, swollen genitals, headache, symptms mainly rite side. Cause?
You do not sound: Comfortable! Need in impersonal exam to check for infectious or inflammatory process. ...Read more
Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more
FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more
1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more
Dry flaky breasts: Breast skin is constantly being irritated by tight supportive clothing, bras, etc. Skin reacts by production of more keratinized tissue. Eucerin ointment or similar creams applied nightly will over some time lubricate and make the "flakiness" disappear. ...Read more
Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read more
Dry flaky patch on shaft of penis along with dry flaky skin around foreskin. What could be wrong?
Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always. Please help.
Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more