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Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

NO: Itching is usually a sign of allergy. This may be due to environmental factors or occasionally irritation from a chronically tearing eye. Best to make a list of all the things you use on your skin and see your ophthalmologist for a systematic treatment plan and identification of the allergens. Also may be due to dry eyes and eczema. ...Read more

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My skin around my eyes is very itchy, does anyone know why?

My skin around my eyes is very itchy, does anyone know why?

Rash around eyes: The most common cause of eyelid dermatitis is from something your hands are touching that you transfer to your eye area. Stop touching or rubbing eyes. Apply pure petroleum jelly several times a day with a q tip and take over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) to keep you from scratching or touching this area. ...Read more

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If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

See a doctor: What you describe is likely allergy related, but you should see an ophthalmologist to be sure. There are eye drops that can be used to treat the symptoms, if it is allergy. ...Read more

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What to do about dry, red, itchy, flakey skin around my eyes. someone please help me!?

What to do about dry, red, itchy, flakey skin around my eyes. someone please help me!?

Dermatitis developin: See an eye doctor is best, if this has been persistent and nothing is working, so that it can be evaluated under the slit lamp. Common cause of contact dermatitis from laundry detergent, or anti-static cling fibers left on sheets you are sleeping on pillows, sheets. Use mild organic detergents that are less irritative than surfactants. Otherwise, blepharitis may be issue. Use warm compresses. ...Read more

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My eyes were itchy , i rubbed them hardly and now the skin around my eyes become black and i observe ugly lines when i laugh. Please help me?

My eyes were itchy , i rubbed them hardly and now the skin around my eyes become black and i observe ugly lines when i laugh. Please help me?

Allergies: It sounds like you have allergic eye disease. Itch and desire to rub are the hallmarks. Your doctor will have treatments to help. ...Read more

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Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. The itching is indicative of allergy type reaction. Either an over the counter oral antihistamine or over the counter topical eye allergy drop (also antihistamine) should help as well. ...Read more

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What could lead to my eyes to get itchy and swollen, and the skin around them to get dry?

What could lead to my eyes to get itchy and swollen, and the skin around them to get dry?

?allergies?: This time of year is one of the peak season for allergies. While we often think about sneezing and runny noses caused by allergies, your eyes can be affected by allergies as well. A visit to your family doctor or eye doctor can help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes so itchy, as well as my skin?

Why are my eyes so itchy, as well as my skin?

Allergy: This is usually from an allergy. However, certain eczema's may present with both skin lesions and eye itching. I would see an allergist to get both skin tested and patch tested. Sometimes, an allergist doesn't perform patch testing and you may have to go to a dermatologist for this. ...Read more

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My eyes are very itchy. Near the edge of my eyes, my skin is swollen. Should I wait it out?

My eyes are very itchy. Near the edge of my eyes, my skin is swollen. Should I wait it out?

Allergies in the eye: It sounds like you're suffering from allergies in the eye with your symptoms of itching, redness and bumps on the lid. You can try using over-the-counter Zaditor, (ketotifen) artificial tears and cold compresses. If this does not improve then you should see an eye care provider. Also if you do suffer from allergies treating them systemically can help to. Good luck! ...Read more

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My skin surrounding my eyes are dry and flaky, particularly my eyebags, sometimes they're itchy and feels like they're burning.What do you think it is?

My skin surrounding my eyes are dry and flaky, particularly my eyebags, sometimes they're itchy and feels like they're burning.What do you think it is?

Eyelid dermatitis: Is a condition which causes the symptoms you are describing. It's often associated with eczema of the skin on other parts of your body. If your symptoms are severe enough, you may need some eye ointment to treat this. You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist. Be careful about using over the counter skin creams close to your eyes. ...Read more

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Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Puffy eyes: Eyelid swelling can certainly be due to pollen reaction. However, there are a lot of other problems that can cause swelling/puffiness on the lids. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Liver involvement: If you have yellowing of the eyes and a rash you need to see your doctor you have a process going on in your liver. The rash is being caused by bilirubin from the liver. ...Read more

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Dark wrinkley puffy itchy skin under eyes..What do I do?

Dark wrinkley puffy itchy skin under eyes..What do I do?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies.This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

Allergies: Sounds like you have allergies. You can try over the counter allergy meds by mouth and over the counter allergy drops for the itchy eyes. ...Read more

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There's slight swelling in and around eyes, The skin feels swollen dry and itchy, What could be causing this?

There's slight swelling in and around eyes, The skin feels swollen dry and itchy, What could be causing this?

Eyelid Dermatitis: The eyelids swell often when there is inflammation of the skin or underlying structures, including the inside lining of the eyelids, or conjunctiva, which covers both the inner lining of the eyelid and the white portion of the eyeball. If the skin of the eyelid is directly involved, it will be red, possibly scaling and itchy, or just tender. This would be called an eyelid dermatitis. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago the skin under my eyes became very dry and itchy. the skin is peeling and it really hurts. Ive tried lots of lotions bt idk what to do?

A few weeks ago the skin under my eyes became very dry and itchy. the skin is peeling and it really hurts. Ive tried lots of lotions bt idk what to do?

Contact allergy?: I suspect that you may have become allergic to agents you have been using on your face particularly near the lower eyelids. Since the reaction does not usually appear until 24-72 hrs after the contact, the cause may not be obvious to you. Consider not wearing any makeup for a week and see if this improves. See derm or allergist if problem persists. ...Read more

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Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Absolutely!: Lice can infest the eyelashes. They are hard to see without magnification, so see an eye doctor. ...Read more