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Swollen Red Itchy Flaky Eyelid Treatment
Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. If that doesn't work, there is a OTC drop: 'Zatidor', which works well. You can also use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more
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?
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.
My right eye is red, itchy, flaky sometimes slightly swollen in the morning, but then the swelling goes down as the day progresses. What is wrong?
Blepharitis: You should see your eye doctor right away to see if your symptoms are caused by an infection, dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin around the eye, or blepharitis, a condition where you can build up crusting and/or mucous around the eyes due to dysfunctional glands in the eyelids. The condition you have will determine the proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a really red rash around my left eye. Swollen eye lids and its very itchy. No increase in redness with the eye...
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer