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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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...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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I keep getting eczema on 1 of my eyelids. The only thing that helps is cortisone, but only helps for a few days, then it's back. Suggestions?

I keep getting eczema on 1 of my eyelids. The only thing that helps is cortisone, but only helps for a few days, then it's back. Suggestions?

Good skin care.: First, use only hypoallergenic skin cleanser, and make sure you're applying a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion at least twice daily to all dry or excema-prone areas. Use only hypoallergenic makeup (if any) and makeup remover. If you must use hydrocortisone, get the 1% ointment (ointment works better). If still not enough, ask your doctor about a non-steroid eczema topical medicine. Hope this helps! ...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

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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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What prescription and/or non-prescription products can I use for eczema around my eyes, such as the eyelids and the skin above and below it?It's itchy

What prescription and/or non-prescription products can I use for eczema around my eyes, such as the eyelids and the skin above and below it?It's itchy

Avoidance: I suspect that your problem may be from a contact allergen most likely from the preservative in eye drops. If this is not the case, check with your doctor. Hydrocortisone cream may be used but must not be used for more than a week or it will thin out your eyelids. If there is a contact allergy, avoidance is the only solution. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more

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Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams ?

Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams
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Try vaseline: Stop using neosporin. Try just simple vaseline or aquaphor. Might need a steroid cream - see primary care physician or dermatologist for recommendation. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for eczema on and around the eyelids, besides hydrocortisone cream?

Calcineurin Agents: Calcineurin inhibitors are often prescribed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids or when other treatments have failed or lead to unwanted side effects. Unlike topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors do not thin the skin and can be applied to sensitive areas, such as the face and eyelids, where corticosteroids are avoided. ...Read more

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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.

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.

The two: 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

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I have eczema and since it's got hotter it has inflamed on my eye lids and neck, any help?

I have eczema and since it's got hotter it has inflamed on my eye lids and neck, any help?

Moisture barrier: Eczema treatment is all about reducing inflammation then repairing the skin's natural moisture barrier. See your family doctor or dermatologist as you may need some steroid cream to reduce inflammation. You should be using a good, hypoallergenic, emollient cream like Eucerin or Aquaphor. Lotions usually contain an alcohol base and can sting broken skin, go for a cream or ointment instead. ...Read more

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How should I treat my eczema dry skin right next to my eye?

How should I treat my eczema dry skin right next to my eye?

Carefully: Eczema treatment depends partly on how bad it is, where it is, and how long it has been going on. People with mild eczema (that started recently) of the eyelids or near the eyelids usually benefit from over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for a few days to a week or so. To avoid long-term hydrocortisone use on the eyelids, dermatologists have some non-cortisone creams (Protopic and Elidel). ...Read more

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I have eczema next to my eye. When i apply cortisone it gets better but after a while the eczema returns. Is there a way to permanently heal?

Need to find the cau: See an allergist or dermatologist to find out what causes it. Cortisone cream may mask the lesion but avoidance of the trigger is the only cure. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more