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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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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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Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Itchy red eyelid: Makeup, because it is reused can harbor organisms, so would get new makeup. Also may just be a new onset allergy to a component of the makeup or new onset eczema,rarely herpes/zoster. Would avoid make up x 1 week. Try systane eye drops,zyrtec (cetirizine) x 1.Would follow up with doctor /urgent may need antibiotics or other prescription medication,with eyelids we are careful as goes into eye. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy patch sometimes swollen on top of eyelid for months, gets dry and flaky. What could be causing this? Anything to get rid of it?

Have a red itchy patch sometimes swollen on top of eyelid for months, gets dry and flaky. What could be causing this? Anything to get rid of it?

U may have: Have seborrheic dermatitis. See ur dr for an accurate assessment. Take care! http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2703.html. http://m.nativeremedies.com/ailment/natural-treatments-seborrheic-dermatitis.html. ...Read more

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The left eye lid sometimes gets red, swollen, and itchy and there's also a little dry patch too...it comes and goes as well, what could it be?

The left eye lid sometimes gets red, swollen, and itchy and there's also a little dry patch too...it comes and goes as well, what could it be?

Blepharitis: Sounds like chronic blepharitis, allergy and possible secondary bacterial infection, meibomian gland disease, oily eye lashes, could be molluscum contagiosum. You need lid hygiene, warm compresses, artificial tears, allergy drops, antibiotic drops and a visit to your local medical eye care specialist/ Ophthalmologist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things.You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more

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My eyelid looks and feels like i got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

My eyelid looks and feels like i got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

Blepharitis?: It could be a local inflammation of your eyelid, termed blepharitis. Pl see attached link for additional details. You may also have allergies whch can have eye-related symptoms. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and saline ophthalmic solution to wash the affected eye. If the symptoms persist for 48 hrs, you should see your primary physician. Feel better! ...Read more