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Eyelid Dermatitis Symptoms
I have been experience regular eye inflammations. Symptoms start with red eye, until very foggy vision. I have atopic dermatitis I was told that I have blefarithis as well. Do you think is related? What can do to avoid this constant inflammations? Thank
Atopic dermatitis: Often the eyelids are most affected by the dry skin and itching of atopic dermatitis. Frequent rubbing only makes it worse and introduces bacteria. Sometimes atopic dermatitis is associated with keratoconus in which the cornea becomes cone shaped and may be exposed and susceptible. A good rule of thumb: do not touch your itchy eyelids unless applying moisturizer and this should be done ALOT. ...Read more
you may be suffering from eczema which is a common skin disorder that produces a dry, scaly rash and usually causes itching. Season changes can be a triggering cause. You can try using an over the counter product such as a Hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps. You can also check with the pharmacist for any recommendations. If no improvement, you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dermatology creams: Question probably better addressed by a dermatologist than an ophthalmologist. Likely suggestions would be moisturizing skin creams, or perhaps a mild otc steroid cream like Hydrocortisone 1%. Be cautious using steroid creams around the eyes, as even small amounts getting into the eyes over long periods can cause cataracts and glaucoma. Have frequent, routine eye exams. ...Read more
Topical corticostero: Topical corticosteroid cream of low potency such as Hydrocortisone 1% for starters. If this does not help then you need to see a physician who can prescribe temporarity a slightly stronger corticosteroid. If chronic than you need a steroid sparing product such as Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with sebhorric dermatitis. It's being treated, but my eyelids won't get better. Using OTC cortisone per my doc. Any other ideas?
Lid hygiene: You may also have seborrheic blepharitis which requires ophthalmic treatment. Don't use otc corticosteroid ointment on your eyelashes. An ophthalmologist will describe a treatment regimen consisting of warm compresses, gentle massage with dilute baby shampoo, and occasionally an eye ointment, either antibiotic or antibiotic/steroid combo application to eyelids. In advanced cases, oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red, swollen, itchy eyelids. Is it dermatitis? Or something else? 34 male, n/s other wise healthy, not allergic, very rare seasonal. Every so often my lids swell up, get itchy, the skin gets a little peely. The doc gave me dermasmooth, and said I should u
I was diagnosed contact dermatitis on eyebrow, on 2 medications for 10 days have 4 days left swelling hasn't gone down much on eyelid any suggestions?
If you have blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis ithcing, will allergy meds (oral or eyedrop) relieve or lose the itching?
Blepharitis and dermatitis of eyelid are two different medical conditions with different etiology and treatment.
Blepharitis is an infection of the eyelid needs to be treated with antibiotics. Dermatitis which causes the ithing needs to be treated with antiinflammatory meds including steroids locally and if really severe may need oral steroids. You can use antihistamines (allergy meds) for itching. ...Read more
Small swelling under lower eyelid, with dermatitis around. Dermatitis cleared with eumovate - came back when I stopped. Can it be sebaceous carcinoma?
27yo. Been precscribed Epiduo for face acne, used it 3 months. Ruined my eyelids skin, now im using elidel (pimecrolimus) for eyelids dermatitis but is not improving.
Keep it moist: Please avoid epiduo around the eye, Epiduo is mixture of Retinoid and Benzoyl perdoxde, it's very irritant to the skin especially around the eye. You can use it separately and make sure wash the benzoyl right away. For your lids pls wash it with cold water and place either Shea oil, Coconut oil or Vaseline A&D ointment to keep the skin moist. Stop other creams or treatments. Keep it sample ...Read more
I have small flat scaly marks on ieyelids near nose. It's getting irritated and sore. Dr thought dermatitis but cream didn't help. Eyelids are also sa?
Keep getting contact dermatitis on eye lids. I stay away from putting anything on my eyelids but it keeps occurring. How can I get rid of it?
What is a NATURAL treatment for allergic contact dermatitis on my eyelid? It's from old eyeliner, not using anymore. I got steroids from doc
How can you tell between seborrheic dermatitis and eczema? Pictures online make me believe it's one or the other. Effected - r. eyelid/r. behind ear.
Disease are "similar": but have very DIFFERENT causes and LOCATIONS all of which allow the trained DERMATOLOGIST to distinguish the two. The "appearance" "ONLINE" is NOT helpful in making that diagnosis!!!!
Ask your PCP for a referral!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
How could to know, itch cause dryeye, allergy or eyelid dermatitis? No red, hurt. Don't use lenses, eye makeup for 7months, md said allergy, but no meds work.
See eye doctor: Your description is unclear. Do your eyes hurt or itch? ...Read more
Can be eye allergy only have itching (swollen and red skin "only when rub")? Or is that blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis? No makeup +cl for long tim
Both allergies and: Blepharitis cause itching. Usually the itching is worse with allergies. It is also possible to have both allergies and blepharitis at the same time. ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone cream for dermatitis on the eyelid if the skin is cracked open or oozing?
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