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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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Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??

Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??

Skin rash: seborrhea vs adult rosacea. many types of medications to treat this. See your physician or a virtual consult with HealthTap to send a picture and allow someone to help you ...Read more

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Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?

Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?

Allergic reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing. Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection. ...Read more

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My eyes are completely bloodshot and a little sore. Is it normal for my eyes to be like this the first time wearing contacts?

My eyes are completely bloodshot and a little sore. Is it normal for my eyes to be like this the first time wearing contacts?

NO: The problem may be you wore them too long for the first time, they are not fitting correctly or you have a dry eye condition that became aggravated by the lenses. Suggest you follow up with the doctor who prescribed the lenses to find the cause of your problem. The lenses should be evaluated while in your eyes to determine the correct fit. ...Read more

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Blotch on my skin is darker in color, dryer than the rest of my skin and used to be itchy. What could it be?

Blotch on my skin is darker in color, dryer than the rest of my skin and used to be itchy. What could it be?

Tinea versicolor: It may be from a fungal infection called tinea versicolor.This may be helped by an antifungal cream. Do note that sometimes this condition presents as a light patch due to the sunblocking effect of the fungus. ...Read more

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My daughter's left eye is itchy and watery and the skin around it is red, but no discharge. Allergies or possible start of pink eye?

My daughter's left eye is itchy and watery and the skin around it is red, but no discharge. Allergies or possible start of pink eye?

Many possibilities: It is April and allergy season is here, it is possible to be allergies although you would expect both eyes to be affected. Possible eye injury or also possible infectious conjunctivitis ...Read more

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Is the skin above my anus supposed to be swollen?

Is the skin above my anus supposed to be swollen?

Not usually: And especially if this is a new finding that wasn't there before , it warrants evaluation by your doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. Could be an abscess or external hemorrhoid. If this is new, best to get it checked out properly. ...Read more

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The skin under my fingernails is always swollen and it is pilling what could be the reason ?

The skin under my fingernails is always swollen and it is pilling what could be the reason ?

Many possibilities: Peeling skin around the finger nails can be due to various causes. Some of these include: dry skin, low-grade fungal infection, contact dermatitis from sensitivity to chemicals or nail polish. If the problem is persistent the patient should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why is the skin around my chin darker than the rest of my face? it's been that way since puberty and lightening it just causes it to become dark again

Why is the skin around my chin darker than the rest of my face? it's been that way since puberty and lightening it just causes it to become dark again

Hirsutism?: Do you also have excessive hair that is more than your peers? It could be due to elevated levels of male hormones in your system giving it a darker appearance than the rest of your face. Google Female Hirsutism and see if you have similar symptoms and seek help with GYN ...Read more

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The skin around my eye is red and swollen. Eye is not though. Have it for a week now, getting worse. What could this be and how can I treat it?

The skin around my eye is red and swollen. Eye is not though. Have it for a week now, getting worse. What could this be and how can I treat it?

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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The outer skin surrounding my vagina is darker(almost black) than my skin tone. What should I do to make it's color be the way it used to be?

The outer skin surrounding my vagina is darker(almost black) than my skin tone. What should I do to make it's color be the way it used to be?

May not be possible: If a change in skin pigmentatiion occurs as a result of pregnancy, it is not possible to reverse the changes. They may reverse on their own with time. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a navel piercing to get dark skin around the holes?

Is it normal for a navel piercing to get dark skin around the holes?

Hyperpigmentation: This could be simply post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pigment due to the inflammation of the piercing itself). Keep the area clean and moisturized and out of the sun. It may take a few weeks to months to resolve. If it doesn't improve, there is a chance you are allergic to the metal in the piercing. ...Read more

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As I rub my skin it gets red and marks appear for five minutes. What is the reason.

Dermatographism: Dermatographism is caused by sensitivity of the mast cells in skin to mechanical disturbance thereby releasing local histamine and other vasoactive factors. See a physician if you have frequent hives or swelling or heat/cold sensitivity as there are medications to help and underlying systemic disease may need to be ruled out. If not, you shouldn't be affected in any other way. Good luck! ...Read more