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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Irritation

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What is safe to put on the eyelids for irritation/rash?

What is safe to put on the eyelids for irritation/rash?

Dermaitis: I use a mild steroid cream to lids at night time, Hydrocortisone cream1% , can be bought over the counter. If after a week worsens need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe eyelid skin irritation, as well as on/in left ear; swollen; itching Will wash & scratch to rawness?

Severe eyelid skin irritation, as well as on/in left ear; swollen; itching
Will wash & scratch to rawness?

Pruritis: You have some kind of contact dermatitis on the ear and eyelid. Call your doctor to give you antihistamine ointment and oral medication. Some very serious allergic conditions may start locally with itching and then spread and lead to a serious condition. Try to establish the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause eyelid dryness and irritation?

What can cause eyelid dryness and irritation?

Dermatitis: Most commonly, something is causing the irritation--either cleanser, makeup, lotion or creams. Try to think of what you may be using that could be causing irritation. Sometimes this is something that you have been using for a while. Excessive tearing, or moist skin can also dry out and cause irritated skin.. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause pain on your eyelids? I know blepharitis causes redness and irritation, but can it also cause pain? .

Can blepharitis cause pain on your eyelids? I know blepharitis causes redness and irritation, but can it also cause pain?

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It : It is unusual for blepharitis to cause any pain. Usually redness, irritation, grittiness, itching and tearing are part of that problem. Pain is usually caused by a stye forming or if the skin is so inflamed from the blepharitis that it is starting to crack or peel. See your local eye doctor for treatment! more info here:. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's upper eyelid was swollen 3 weeks ago, maybe contact lense irritation or something. Now it's almost gone, but at the end of the upper eyelid is still swollen. Will it go away by itself? What can he do? Thanks.

My boyfriend's upper eyelid was swollen 3 weeks ago, maybe contact lense irritation or something. Now it's almost gone, but at the end of the upper eyelid is still swollen. Will it go away by itself? What can he do? Thanks.

Please See EyeMD: Eyelid issues in the setting of contact lens use is a very bad mix that can lead to devastating consequences. I am glad things are getting better, but you need to see an ophthalmologist to figure out why did the eyelid swell in the first place! if it was contact lens irritation, maybe it need to be refitted! please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Black spot on lower inner eyelid.It is only visible when i pull the lower eyelid down. What could it be? No pain or irritation.

Black spot on lower inner eyelid.It is only visible when i pull the lower eyelid down. What could it be? No pain or irritation.

Have it checked: While many pigment spots on the eyelid or inner conjunctiva tissue can be benign or safe, some, just like changes anywhere on the skin, can be serious and need treatment. Best to have it examined by an eye MD & get some photos so the area can be compared over time if that's necessary too. Also, protect the eyes from ultraviolet damage & risks by using quality UV protection sunglasses. ...Read more

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Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Baby shampoo: is designed to be gentle to the eye and eyelids. In fact, we usually recommend that our patients with blepharitis use dilute baby shampoo to gently clean their eyelids. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello all. I recently have irritation itch itchy and itchiness of certain areas of my body including the eyelids, ears, and anus. Please help.

Hello all. I recently have irritation itch itchy and itchiness of certain areas of my body including the eyelids, ears, and anus. Please help.

Pruritis: Severe itching, also known as pruritis, can come from many causes, including seasonal allergies, hay fever, asthma, eczema, diabetes, hiv/aids, and various types of cancer. Pregnant women and the elderly can also get it, but that's not you. Start by seeing an allergist, as allergy would be the most common cause in your age group. ...Read more

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I feel eye irritation & slight pain when i take out my contacts, especially when i blink, and some sort of small bump in my eyelid. Allergy/chalazia?

I feel eye irritation & slight pain when i take out my contacts, especially when i blink, and some sort of small bump in my eyelid. Allergy/chalazia?

Contact Lens: Epithelial scratch, torn edge of contact lens, inflamed cyst, dry eyes, conjunctival cyst, conjunctival concretions, giant papillary conjunctivitis. Multiple causes. See your ophthalmologist if not relieved by end of day with artificial tears and eye irrigation. ...Read more