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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Eczema

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Does eyelid eczema resolve on it's own?

Does eyelid eczema resolve on it's own?

Eyelid eczema: Does tend to wax and wane, depending on the time of year, exposure to sunlight and water, etc. If it does persist for more than a week or two, it does respond very well to a prescription eye ointment. Be very careful not to use otc ointments on the eyelids because they may irritate your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

Many options.: There are many options for moisturizing your skin. I like to have my patients use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It usually works great and is usually not irritating the the skin or eye. good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for my droopy eyelid if I have eczema? Is the only treatment surgery?

Is there a cure for my droopy eyelid if I have eczema?  Is the only treatment surgery?

Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty (blef-uh-ro-plas-tee) is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. ...Read more

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Bad eczema above eyelid and all over hands and thumb, I'm also a germ freak so constantly washing hands. Help :(?

Bad eczema above eyelid and all over hands and thumb, I'm also a germ freak so constantly washing hands. Help :(?

Eczema: Have you been diagnosed already with eczema? Other conditions could also cause similar breaking out. There is prescription creams that can help ...Read more

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I have eczema on one eyelid, been treating with 1% cortisone cream for 8 mos. My eyelid is drooping, is this caused by cortisone, and will it resolve?

I have eczema on one eyelid, been treating with 1% cortisone cream for 8 mos. My eyelid is drooping, is this caused by cortisone, and will it resolve?

Possible: Use of corticosteroid ophthalmic drops have rarely been reported to cause ptosis. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness(corticosteroid myopathy). The thinest skin in the body is in the eyelid. It is conceivable that prolonged use could cause weakness of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle that raises the eyelid. ...Read more

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Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Unlikely.: See a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your eyelids, so it should be thoroughly investigated. A rash from topical products would not be eczema. Instead it would be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more