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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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What should I do if my eyelids have become swollen and super itchy. I wear contacts and every year around this time they seem to irritate. What to do?

What should I do if my eyelids have become swollen and super itchy. I wear contacts and every year around this time they seem to irritate. What to do?

Allergy or GPC: See your eyeMD to see if you have Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis or allergy. There are Rx drops that will help. OTC non-preserved artificial tears in frig/freezer 4x per day will help in meantime. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What could cause the bottom of my eyelid to be itchy and a little swollen?

What could cause the bottom of my eyelid to be itchy and a little swollen?

Infection: You did not say how big an area. This can range from blepharitis to one or two localized abcessed glands in the lid. This can also represent airborne foreign body or reaction. This can also represent localized skin trauma from make-up application.You need to see an ophthalmologist for eval and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

Lotion and meds: You may be describing an allergic eyelid dermatitis that may respond to cold packs, emollients such as Cera-Ve, and may need anti-allergy or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. If it is due to a bacteria as in an infection then antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?

I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?

You may have gotten: some of the sunscreen in your eyes, or you may be having a reaction to another substance in the water or something you've been exposed to since then. Make sure you rinse your eyes well with cool water. You can use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra, as long as you have no medical contraindication to those. If still not better, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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