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Treatment Of Eyelid Pruritus
Allergies?: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. This is treated best with artificial tears, cool compresses to the lids, and topical and/or oral anti-allergy medication. If this does not resolve or worsens, you need to see an eye doctor to ensure proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?
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, but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more
Eyelids red itchy dry. Took prednisone drops and cortisone cream 1 month and all clear. Now eyelid itch has returned. What is it? How do I get it cure
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Find cause: Immediate treatment can consist of topical steroids swell as supposotories. For more resistant case intralesional or systemic steroids can be helpful. An examination of the sigmoid colon for any underlying problems as well as an evaluation for food sensitivities or external factors my be ne eeesary to alleviate the problem long term. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Most likely this is blepharitis, chronic crusting, itching, flaking of the eyelids/lid margins. Often this is associated with dryness, grittiness, burning and redness of the eyes. Try using hot compresses each am and a gentle lid scrub (dilute baby shampoo or a wipe like ocusoft) to control, but if symtpoms persist an eye doctor can provide further help/treatment. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: Irritated eyelids can be caused by several conditions. Sometimes there is an allergy, sometimes it can be caused by a reaction to new detergents/fabric softeners/soaps/cosmetics, and occasionally it can be perpetuated by eyelid rubbing. An eye doctor can determine the cause and start an appropriate treatment for you; it doesn't look like it will resolve on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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