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Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Puffy eyes: Eyelid swelling can certainly be due to pollen reaction. However, there are a lot of other problems that can cause swelling/puffiness on the lids. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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I have got rashes around my gluteal region they are non itchy dry flaky causing discolouration around the area...

I have got rashes around my gluteal region they are non itchy dry flaky causing discolouration around the area...

Gluteal rash: Rash in the gluteal area can be seen with chronic moisture from sweating ,prolonged sitting or from wearing certain tight fitting clothing materials. Try wearing white cotton panties and avoid very tight fitting clothes like jeans. For further evaluation and advice, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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The skin on my eyelids and under my eyes is red and flaky, in the mornings my eyes are always watering and my lower jaw&under my chin are real itchy?

The skin on my eyelids and under my eyes is red and flaky, in the mornings my eyes are always watering and my lower jaw&under my chin are real itchy?

Allergic dermatitis: You have allergy reaction to something. If it's worse in the morning after waking up it may be your sheet or pillow. You may consider washing your bedding with hypoallergenic gentle detergent. Please make sure they are cotton not synthetic material. Change your pillow every 6-7 months and the cover 1-3 time per week. use Vaseline A and D ointment over the skin and use cold pack over it. ...Read more

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My nose is always red and flaky. Some days there are some pimples on it too. Dry red flaky patches around the nostrils and inside the nostrils are dry?

My nose is always red and flaky. Some days there are some pimples on it too. Dry red flaky patches around the nostrils and inside the nostrils are dry?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp, face or inside the ear. It can occur with or without reddened skin. Treatment is with desonide lotion. ...Read more

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My eyes are so itchy in the summer? Allergies?

My eyes are so itchy in the summer? Allergies?

Probably: Allergic problems with the eyes commonly follow a seasonal pattern and summers are a great time for the release of pollen and other allergens. Next time this happens, see your ophthalmologist if you need relief although most allergic eye disease is unpleasant but not dangerous and you could last through the season with over the counter anti-allergic drops. ...Read more

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Why is the area around my child's eyes and nose all red?

Why is the area around my child's eyes and nose all red?

Irritation/allergies: Many things cause redness around the nose. Could be irritation from rubbing the nose or eyes constantly due to a cold or allergies. This could also lead to infections such as cellulitis or impetigo. If you are concerned about the redness getting much worse or if it hurts your child, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to itch and water constantly.? Skin around eyes are very sore and chapped

What causes eyes to itch and water constantly.? Skin around eyes are very sore and chapped

Blepharitis: Could be obstructed oil glands at the edges of your eyelids. Schedule an appointment with an eye md, but in the meantime begin warm compresses to your eyelids several times a day. ...Read more

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Why is the area around my eye red and dry?

Why is the area around my eye red and dry?

Could be: eczema. Dry, red itchy patch of skin. Generally also found elsewhere on the face and body in varying severity. Try an emollient cream or ointment and see if that helps. Of course this less ideal to diagnose without seeing this in person or without a picture. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing  rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

Sounds like hives: What you're describing sounds most like hives (urticaria) which is an allergic reaction to something typically in the air, not something directly contacting the skin. It's difficult to say with confidence though without photos or further description. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin at the hair line, but going deeper towards the forehead. Also under my eyes (around the nose area). Sometimes dry tops of my palms.

I have a dry skin at the hair line, but going deeper towards the forehead. Also under my eyes (around the nose area). Sometimes dry tops of my palms.

Poss fungal infectio: Scaly palms and skin amy be a assoc fungal infection how are fingernails, extending into scalp may be seborrheic or psoriasis, how are elbows and knees, going beneath eyelids and nose may be roseacea ? Worse with spicy food or alcohol ? May need to see dermatologist. ...Read more

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If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

See a doctor: What you describe is likely allergy related, but you should see an ophthalmologist to be sure. There are eye drops that can be used to treat the symptoms, if it is allergy. ...Read more

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I have itching sensation on my skin, upper eye, around the nose and mouth. then it starts dryness and become scaly. what can be it?

I have itching sensation on my skin, upper eye, around the nose and mouth. then it starts dryness and become scaly. what can be it?

Irritation: Most likely this is irritation caused by cosmetic or sunblock. Wash out by water and apply Lotion that you used before. Additional help provide any eczema cream or cortisone 10 cream from OTC. ...Read more

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Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Puffy eyes: Eyelid swelling can certainly be due to pollen reaction. However, there are a lot of other problems that can cause swelling/puffiness on the lids. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more