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I get dry flakes on my eyelids, especially in dry, cold weather. If irritated it can become severe and inflamed. How can I prevent this?
See a dermatologist: for possible prescription of topical ointment that can be applied ...Read more
Blepharitis: Most likely this is blepharitis, chronic crusting, itching, flaking of the eyelids/lid margins. Often this is associated with dryness, grittiness, burning and redness of the eyes. Try using hot compresses each am and a gentle lid scrub (dilute baby shampoo or a wipe like ocusoft) to control, but if symtpoms persist an eye doctor can provide further help/treatment. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema can present in the lid fold, often being exacerbated by dry heat. Sometimes the flaking can be an allergic reaction to something you are touching. A mild topical cortisone cream should control the symptoms. Be careful if it is not an ophthalmic preparation to not get it in the eyes. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis?: Dry desquamation of the eyelid skin is not an uncommon finding in peri-ocular topical dermatitis. The culprit is often a new detergent or soap product, but can be other toxicants. Seborrheic dermatitis is also possible, and a visit to a qualified dermatologist or ophthalmologist should render a diagnosis, and possibly treatment with an ointment. Untreated, pigment changes can ensue. ...Read more
Dermatitis: It sounds as though you have seborrheic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin and the oil glands. Dandruff if you will. The use of tar based shampoos help as well as topical steroids in some cases. Selenium shampoos work well also. Care has to be given when treating around the eyes. Hygiene is important as well. I would see my pcp or a dermatologist or ophthalmologist & get checked. ...Read more
Dry patch on upper eyelids. I peel flakes off, comes back next day. Went away with tanning bed, but stopped going. How to make it go away permanently?
Hold off on products: Sometimes this can be a skin reaction to make up or other skin products. If you use make up or cleansers in the area, try using nothing for at least a week. If the dry patch continues, see your doctor. ...Read more
Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
My lower eyelids are slightly inflamed and sting, I have flakes on eyelashes but this is not sticky, can it be blepharitits although it is not sticky?
Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?
Have had itchy patch on one eyelid for a couple months now. Skin flakes at times. Had same issue with a few years ago. No issue with eye just eyelid. ?
Should be examined: this"sounds" like seborrheic dermatitis- usually quite easily treated using a Q-tip and a soapy solution of either Head and Shoulders or Selsun ( selenium) shampoo( assuming you are not allergic to these). Apply the soapy solution to the flaking areas, leave on 5-7 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. If not improving within 1 week-see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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